The countdown to the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival is on and just announced, the jury for the prestigious festival has been decided.
“Mad Max: Fury Road”; director George Miller will preside as President and will be surrounded by eight luminaries from the world of cinema including Canadian actor Donald Sutherland, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis and American actress Kirsten Dunst.
The jury, which includes four women and four men, will decide between the 21 films in Competition in order to select winners announced on stage at the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, May 22.
The winner of the coveted Palme d’or will be screened the same evening and awarded its prize in the presence of the Jury.
The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 11 – 22 in Cannes, France.
See the full list of jury members below:
George MILLER – President
(Director, Writer, Producer – Australia)
Arnaud DESPLECHIN (Director, Writer – France)
Kirsten DUNST (Actress – United States)
Valeria GOLINO (Actress, Director, Writer, Producer – Italia)
Mads MIKKELSEN (Actor – Denmark)
László NEMES (Director, Writer – Hungaria)
Vanessa PARADIS (Actress, Singer- France)
Katayoon SHAHABI (Producer – Iran)
Donald SUTHERLAND (Actor – Canada)