The Cannes Film Festival has added Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Artist” to its official competition, bringing the fest’s main slate to 20 films. “OSS 117” director Hazanavicius’s latest film – a French production but in the English language – stars John Goodman, Missi Pyle and James Cromwell. The film was previously announced as screening out of competition, but Cannes programmers made the switch today. It joins 19 other films including new works from Pedro Almodovar, Lynne Ramsay, Lars Von Trier and the Dardenne Brothers.
Additionally, Cannes announced that Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Elena” will screen in Un Certain Regard, and the full juries for both Un Certain Regard and Camera d’Or were ser. Perhaps most notable among the new jury members is Tribeca Enterprises’s Geoffrey Gilmore, who heads to Cannes alongside Tribeca founder Robert DeNiro, who is heading the main competition jury.
The full press release is below. The Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week, and indieWIRE will be on the scene.
Press Release of the Official Selection
The Artist, directed by Michel HAZANAVICIUS, is joining the Official Competition, now composed of 20 feature films.
Un Certain Regard
Elena, directed by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV, will be screened on Saturday, May 21st, at the Closing ceremony of Un Certain Regard.
The Jury Un Certain Regard is now completed and welcomes:
Emir KUSTURICA, President – director, actor & musician (Serbia)
Elodie BOUCHEZ, actress (France)
Peter BRADSHAW, critic, The Guardian (United Kingdom)
Geoffrey GILMORE, Chief Creative Office Tribeca Enterprises (USA)
Daniela MICHEL, Director of the Morelia Festival (Mexico)
The Jury Caméra d’or is composed of:
BONG Joon-Ho, Président – Director, scriptwriter (South Corea)
Danièle HEYMANN, critic (France)
Eva VEZER, Head of Magyar Filmunio (Hungary)
Robert ALAZRAKI, Cinematographer – AFC
Daniel COLLAND, manager Cinedia laboratory (FICAM)
Jacques MAILLOT, director (SRF)
Alex MASSON, critic (Syndicat Français de la Critique de Cinéma)