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At the Cannes Film Festival, Vincent Lindon will preside over a perfectly equal jury

Vincent Lindon, July 14, 2021, during a photo shoot for the film

After the announcement of the films in competition comes another, also highly anticipated: the composition of the jury, which awards the prizes every year, sends some directors to seventh heaven and disappoints all the others. For the 75And edition, which will be held from 17 to 28 May, the suspense ended on Tuesday 26 April: it is Vincent Lindon who will preside over the jury of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, it will be up to him to award the prestigious Palme d’Or.

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The latest was presented in July 2021 in Julia Ducourtnau for Titanium, film in the credits of which appears the French actor, whose comedy had stunned the public and earned him a nomination at the price of the best male interpretation. Award he had obtained in 2016, in Cannes, for his role in the film by Stéphane Brizé, The law of the market.

Vincent Lindon succeeds American director Spike Lee (2021), Mexican director, screenwriter and producer Alejandro Gonzalez (2019) and Australian actress Cate Blanchett (2018), just to name the most recent. We have to go back to 2009 to find a French figure to preside over the jury, in the person of Isabelle Huppert.

“Secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom”

For his part, the actor stated: “It is an immense honor and a great pride to see me entrusted, in the midst of the turmoil of the many events we are going through in the world, the splendid and burdensome task of presiding over the jury of 75And Cannes International Film Festival. ” He promised to work, with his jury, “Take better care of the films of the future, which all carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom”.

To fulfill this ambition, Vincent Lindon will be surrounded and assisted by eight high quality jurors. Four women: British actress and director Rebecca Hall, who has more than thirty films to her credit, including Vicky Barcelonaby Woody Allen, Frost / Nixon: the moment of truthby Ron Howard, Prestige, by Christopher Nolan; The Indian actress and producer Deepika Padukone, in which we have seen in particular Pikufrom Shoojit Sircar, released in 2015; The Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, a regular at the Croisette, made her debut with Nanni Moretti in Son’s room (Palme d’Or in 2001); and the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, interpreter of the character of Lisbeth Salander, in the film adaptation of the trilogy Millenniumby Stieg Larsson – in 2021 was in the film Lambby Valdimar Jóhannsson, presented at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard category.

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