Vincent Lindon will be president of jury of Cannes Film Festival

The French actor will notably have to choose, with his jury, the Palme d’Or among the twenty -one films in competition.

Le Monde with AFP

The actor Vincent Lindon, rewarded with the interpretation prize in 2015 and actor in Titane, the Palme d’Or 2021, will be the president of the jury of the 75 e festival de Cannes, who will be held from May 17 on the Croisette, announced the organizers in a press release , Tuesday April 26. “It is an immense honor (…) to see me entrust, in the middle of the tumult of the multiple events that we are going through in the world, the splendid and heavy task of presiding over [this] jury”, welcomed the actor in the press release. He will notably have to choose, with his jury, the Palme d’Or, among the twenty -one films in competition.

He will be supported in her task by Anglo-American actress and director Rebecca Hall-Discovered in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, ​​Woody Allen, and director of chiaroscuro, presented in preview at the Sundance Festival in 2021- , the Indian actress Deepika Padukone (Padmaavat), the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (You Won’t Be Alone), the Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca (the story of my wife), the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (a Hero, Festival Grand Prix in 2021), the French director Ladj Ly (Les Misérables, Prix du Jury 2019), the American director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special), as well as the Norwegian director and screenwriter Joachim Trier (Thelma).

Vincent Lindon, who takes over from the American director Spike Lee, gave himself a goal:

“Take care of the films of the future at best, which all carry the same secret hope, courage, loyalty and freedom; whose mission is to move the greatest number of women and men in Speaking of their injuries and common joys. “

This announcement comes at the end of a long suspense: usually, the president of the jury is known at the start of the year and the jury unveiled a few weeks before the festival.

With the restart of the cinema industry (after the judgment due to the pandemic of Covid-19) and the rise of the series, “all the artists work”, had underlined in mid-April Thierry Frémaux, The general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, to justify this jostled calendar.

/Media reports.