Rithy Panh to chair the Caméra d'Or jury
by Fabien Lemercier
- The Cambodian director will preside over the Caméra d'Or jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May)
Just a few days away from the opening of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May 2019), the identity of the chair of the Caméra d'Or jury has been made public. It will be none other than Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh, whose career to date has led him to take part in the Cannes Official Selection seven times: in competition with Rice People in 1994, out of competition with S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine in 2003 and The Burnt Theatre in 2005, in Un Certain Regard with One Evening After the War in 1998 and The Missing Picture [+see also:
film profile] in 2013, and with special screenings for Exile [+see also:
film profile] in 2016 and for Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell [+see also:
film profile] in 2011. He thus follows in the footsteps of last year’s Caméra d'Or jury chair, Swiss director Ursula Meier.
The Caméra d'Or jury is tasked with singling out the best debut feature screened in the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics’ Week. In the past, the prize has been presented to such names as Jim Jarmusch, Steve McQueen, Jafar Panahi, Mira Nair, Naomi Kawase, Corneliu Porumboiu and, last year, Lukas Dhont for Girl [+see also:
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(Translated from French)
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