Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Chief Hints at Lars Von Trier Comeback, Confirms Andrey Zvyagintsev in Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes Chief Hints at Lars Von Trier Comeback, Confirms Andrey Zvyagintsev in Jury

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Negotiations are going on behind the scenes to lift director’s “persona non grata” status.

Lars von Trier

Cannes Film Festival delegate general Thierry Frémaux hinted again on Tuesday that Danish director Lars von Trier’s “persona non grata” status is on the verge of being lifted and that he could be invited to the Cannes Film Festival with his new film The House That Jack Built.

“Pierre Lescure, the president of the Cannes Film Festival, has been working very hard in the last few days for the removal of the persona non grata status which was put in place five years ago, in the belief that it was time to make space for him again as cineaste,” Frémaux said in an interview on the Europe 1 radio station this morning when quizzed on whether the Danish director would be returning to Official Selection.

In the same interview, Frémaux also confirmed that Cannes competition regular Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, who won the Cannes Jury Prize for Loveless last year, would be in the jury presided over by Cate Blanchett. …

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