Magazine article Screen International

Cristian Mungiu to Preside over Cannes Cinéfondation Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Cristian Mungiu to Preside over Cannes Cinéfondation Jury

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Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.

For the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May), Cristian Mungiu will preside over the Cinéfondation and short film jury.

The Romanian new wave director has strong ties with the festival having won the Palme d'Or for his second feature film, 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, the best screenplay and best actress prizes for Beyond the Hills and the best director prize for Graduation.

The director was a member of Steven Spielberg's jury in 2013.

The Cinéfondation and short films jury award prizes to films submitted by film schools to the Cinéfondation selection, as well as the short film Palme d'Or.

"Value and originality have never achieved easy recognition in the cinema," said Mungiu. "And it's even harder to recognise the value and originality of very young directors. …

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