Cannes Festival 2014 From 14 To 25 May 2014
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Pablo Trapero, President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard
Pablo Trapero, Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director, will preside over the Jury for Un Certain Regard, Official Selection of the Cannes festival 2014, which will be composed of some 20 films to be announced, along with the films in Competition, at the upcoming press conference on April 17.
He stated: “I am very proud to serve as President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard. Proud to take part in another way in the adventure in Cannes. Un Certain Regard, where I have presented three of my films, is always a very exciting selection. It brings us grand masters, promising young talent, new countries and new forms of cinema.”
The New Zealand director, producer and scriptwriter Jane Campion is to preside the Jury of the next Cannes festival 2014 , which will take place from 14 to 25 May .
“Since I first went to Cannes with my short films in 1986 – Campion says – I have had the opportunity to see the festival from many sides and my admiration for this Queen of film festivals has only grown larger. At the Cannes Film Festival they manage to combine and celebrate the glamour of the industry, the stars, the parties, the beaches, the business, while rigorously maintaining the festival’s seriousness about the Art and excellence of new world cinema. ”
Steven Spielberg will thus be succeeded by another film legend: Jane Campion is in fact the only female director to have won the Palme d’or, for The Piano in 1993, having already garnered the Short Film Palme d’or back in 1986, (for Peel) – a unique double in the history of the Festival de Cannes.
Cannes festival 2014 : Actress, director and screenwriter Nicole Garcia is to preside over the Jury for this year’s Caméra d’or award for the best debut film at Cannes. In this opportunity to champion an up-and-coming director she joins the ranks of previous Jury Presidents Bong Joon-Ho, Gael García Bernal, Carlos Diegues and Agnès Varda, who have all in the past contributed their experience and passion for cinema to the deliberations.
“Presiding over the Caméra d’or is an honour, a joy and a mission,” announced Nicole Garcia. “I hope to be worthy of the honour, bask in the joy and do my best to deliver on the mission.”
Since 1978, the Caméra d’or has awarded the best debut film presented in the Official Selection (Competition, Out of Competition, or Un Certain Regard), Critics’ Week or Directors’ Fortnight. The award showcases young filmmakers, whose work is propelled into the limelight with unrivalled international exposure. Among the past recipients of the award are Jim Jarmusch, Mira Nair, Jaco Van Dormael, Naomi Kawase, Bahman Ghobadi and Steve McQueen. Last year’s award was scooped up by Anthony Chen’s Singaporean film Ilo Ilo which was presented as part of Directors’ Fortnight.
Pierre Lescure elected President of the Cannes festival 2014
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Cannes festival 2014, 4.0 out of 5 based on 6 ratings