Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2018 Jury Includes Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2018 Jury Includes Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve

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Further jury members are Chang Chen, Robert Guédiguian, Khadja Nin, Léa Seydoux and Andrei Zvyagintsev.

Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve

The 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19) has unveiled the jury for its main competition.

Comprising five women and four men, the Jury features:

Chinese actor Chang Chen, who starred in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times and The Assassin, and Kim Ki-duk’s Breath, which all screened in Competition at Cannes. His other films include John Woo’s Red Cliff and Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Writer, director, producer Ava DuVernay, whose features include Disney sci-fi A Wrinkle In Time, Selma, for which she was the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.

Activist filmmaker Robert Guédiguian, whose Cannes titles include Marie-Jo And Her Two Lovers - which screened in Competition in 2002 - andThe Snows Of Kilimanjaro, selected forUn Certain Regard in 2011.

Burundian songwriter, composer, singer Khadja Nin, who has gained wide recognition for her music and has was awarded the Prix de l’Action Feminine by the African Women’s League in 2016.

French actress Léa Seydoux; awarded the Palme d’Or alongside co-star Adèle Exarchopoulos and director Abdellatif Kechiche for Blue Is The Warmest Colour in 2013. After rising to fame with Christophe Honoré’s The Beautiful Person, her further roles include Rebecca Zlotowski’s Dear Prudence and Grand Central, Sam Mendes’ Spectre, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World. …

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