Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini Named Un Certain Regard President

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini Named Un Certain Regard President

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Isabella Rossellini is to preside over the Un Certain Regard Jury at the 68th Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).

The Italian-American actress and director will head a jury that will judge 20 films, set to be announced when the full line-up is unveiled on April 16.

At this year's Cannes, Rossellini will take part in a tribute to her actress mother by attending the screening of Ingrid Bergman, in Her Own Words?, a documentary by Stig Björkman being shown as part of the Cannes Classics. (This year's Cannes poster features Bergman)

She will also launch her own 'Ingrid Bergman Tribute' to celebrate the centenary of her mother's birth. The show, directed by Guido Torlonia and Ludovica Damiani, will be based on both her autobiography and her correspondence with Roberto Rossellini.

With the help of a soon-to-be-announced jury made up of artists, journalists and festival directors, Rossellini will award the Un Certain Regard Prize and meet the winners on May 23, on the eve of the closing ceremony.

The 2014 Un Certain Regard was awarded by jury president Pablo Trapero to Kornél Mundruczó's White God .

Career

The daughter of Italian director Roberto Rossellini and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, to whom this year's festival is to pay tribute, Isabella began her cinematic career alongside her father as a dresser, before acting for the Taviani Brothers - family friends who gave her a role in The Meadow (1979). …

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