Magazine article Screen International

Coen Brothers to Head Cannes Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Coen Brothers to Head Cannes Jury

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Palme d'Or winners Joel and Ethan Coen will serve as presidents of the jury for the 68th Festival de Cannes.

The Coens become the first non-solo presidents in Cannes competition history. They have presented nine of their films on the Croisette, winning the 1991 Palme d'Or for Barton Fink and sharing the grand jury prize in 2013 for Inside Llewyn Davis.

"We look forward to returning to Cannes this year," said the brothers from the set of Hail Caesar!, which they are shooting with George Clooney, Christophe Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum.

"We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time. …

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