Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Sabine Azema Named Caméra D’or Jury President

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes: Sabine Azema Named Caméra D’or Jury President

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Sabine Azema has been named president of the Caméra d'or Jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24).

The jury selects the best directorial debut presented in Official Selection (In Competition, Out of Competition and Un Certain Regard), Critics' Week or Directors' Fortnight, which this year represents 26 films.

French actress Azema, who won her first César in 1985 for Bertrand Tavernier's Cannes Competition title A Sunday in the Country, follows in the footsteps of Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Nicole Garcia.

Azema is known for her nearly three-decade collaboration with director Alain Resnais for whom she has performed as the tragic heroine in Love Unto Death (1984), then in Mélo (1986) for which she was awarded her second César.

Other Resnais films in which she has performed include Smoking / No Smoking (1993), Same Old Song (1997), Not on the Lips (2003) and Private Fears in Public Places (2006), as well as Wild Grass (2009) and You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (2012), both selected in Competition at Cannes. …

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