Nicole Garcia first received acclaim in the 1980s French comedy “Practice Makes Perfect,” which won her a Cesar Award. Her efforts as a director have also brought her much praise, especially her 1990 film “Every Other Weekend” and the 1994 “The Favorite Son.” Her most recent picture, “Going Away” came out earlier this year.
“Presiding over the Caméra d’or is an honour, a joy and a mission,” announced Garcia. “I hope to be worthy of the honour, bask in the joy and do my best to deliver on the mission.”
Previous Jury Presidents for the Caméra d’Or award include Bong Joon-Ho, Gabriel Garcia Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Agnes Varda. Garcia will announce the Caméra d’Or winner at this year’s festival on May 24.