It’s Heidi here. The photo above features the 9 jurors of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Some of the faces might be familiar and some might not. But let me tell you, this is a solid jury. Earlier this year, Steven Spielberg was announced as the president of this year’s jury.
Here’s the rest of the jury:
Vidya Balan (Indian actress)
Naomi Kawase (Japanese director)
Nicole Kidman (Australian actress/producer)
Lynne Ramsay (British scriptwriter/director/producer)
Daniel Auteuil (French actor/director)
Ang Lee (Taiwanese director/producer/scriptwriter)
Cristian Mungiu (Romanian scriptwriter/director/producer)
Christoph Waltz (Austrian Actor)
Earlier this year I read The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve and found myself a bit mesmerized by her chapter about the Cannes Film Festival, of which she was a jury member in 1994. She and her fellow jury crowned Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction that year as the Palm d’ Or Winner.