Two weeks before the Cannes Film Festival is set to begin, festival organizers revealed the names of the eight men and women who will serve on the Cannes jury.
Representing the United States are film director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and actor Willem Dafoe (Antichrist). China’s Zhangke Jia, who won last year’s best screenplay award for A Touch Of Sin, will join them, as will Denmark’s Nicolas Winding Refn, who previously won the best director award for Drive. French actress Carole Bouquet (For Your Eyes Only), South Korean actress Do-yeon Jeon (who won the best actress prize for Secret Sunshine in 2007), Iranian actress Leila Hatami (A Separation), and Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal (Babel) will round out the jury pool.
The president of the jury will be Jane Campion, who won the Palm d’Or at Cannes for The Piano in 1993.
“Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico,”; festival organizers said in the announcement.
The Cannes Film Festival begins May 14.