Elle Fanning Joins Cannes Jury
variety.com: The Cannes Film Festival has announced the full jury for the 2019 edition.
Joining president Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu will be actresses Elle Fanning and Maimouna N’Diaye (“Gardens in Autumn”) as well as Oscar-nominated filmmakers Yorgos Lanthimos, whose last film “The Favourite” earned Olivia Colman a best actress Oscar, and Paweł Pawlikowski, whose black and white Polish drama “Cold War” won Cannes’s best director prize last year, along with a flurry of awards around the world.
This year’s jury, which features fewers actors and actresses than usual, is comprised of four women and four men from seven different nationalities.
Helmers Kelly Reichardt, whose “Wendy and Lucy” played Un Certain Regard in 2008 and Alice Rohrwacher, whose last film “Happy as Lazzaro” won best screenplay at Cannes in 2018, will be among the judges as will director Robin Campillo, whose 2017 drama “120 BPM (Beats per Minute)” won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Graphic artistic Enki Bilal also joins the list.
“The Cannes’ Jury is invited to see films directed by the greatest filmmakers of our time – which is the case again this year. Everyone of the directors being part of the competition also has to know they will be considered by strong artists – which is also the case!” said Cannes president Pierre Lescure and and artistic director Thierry Frémaux.