Miller, Gyllenhaal, Marceau on jury at Cannes
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
AFP PhotoFilmstars Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Sophie Marceau, as well as cult director Guillermo del Toro are among the members of this year’s Cannes film festival jury, organizers announced April 21.
Other members of the jury for the May festival, which is being presided over by the Coen brothers, are Canadian director Xavier Dolan, Spanish actress Rossy de Palma and Malian singer-songwriter Rokia Traore.
The jury will choose the winners in a range of acting and film-making categories, including the top prize, the Palme D’Or, presented at the closing ceremony on May 24.
Dolan is by far the youngest member of the jury at just 26. His debut film “I Killed My Mother” appeared at Cannes when he was only 20, and his second feature “Mommy” won the third-place Jury Prize last year.
Sienna Miller proves her acting skills
The paparazzi will be particularly excited by the presence of Miller, who spent years being hounded by tabloids before finally getting a chance to prove her acting skills in recent hits “Foxcatcher” and “American Sniper.”
Also on the jury is Rossy de Palma, an acting muse for Spanish directing legend Pedro Almodovar, while French actress Marceau has mixed popular favourites with arthouse classics, and is probably best-known outside France for her roles in Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough.”
The Cannes Film Festival will run from May 13 to 24.