The 69th Cannes Film Festival, which begins just over two weeks from now, has announced the rest of the jury led by George Miller. Joining the “Mad Max: Fury Road” auteur will be Kirsten Dunst, Donald Sutherland, Mads Mikkelsen, Arnaud Desplechin, László Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Katayoon Shahabi and Valeria Golino.
21 films have been selected for the cinematic fête’s Competition, whose top prize is the prestigious Palme d’Or; recent winners include Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” and Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue Is the Warmest Color. Other laurels are the Grand Prix (second place), Jury Prize (third place) and awards for acting, writing and directing.
The members of the jury have been honored with several of these themselves. Dunst won the festival’s Best Actress prize for her performance in 2011’s “Melancholia,” while Mikkelsen’s work in “The Hunt” netted him Best Actor in 2012. Many had Nemes as the favorite to win last year’s Palme d’Or for his directorial debut “Son of Saul,” which ultimately took the Grand Prix.
The jury’s duty begins on May 11, when Cannes opens with Woody Allen’s Café Society, and ends along with the festival on May 22.
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