Magazine article Screen International

Cate Blanchett Named 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Magazine article Screen International

Cate Blanchett Named 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury President

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“This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story.”

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett will preside over the jury at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 8-19.

She said: “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition, but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbours.”

“I am humbled by the privilege and responsibility of presiding over this year’s jury,” she added. ”This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story; that strange and vital endeavour that all peoples share, understand and crave. …

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