The actor Vincenzo Lindonawarded the award for interpretation in 2015 and actor in Titaniumthe Palme d’Or 2021will be the president of the jury of the 75And Cannes Film Festival, to be held from May 17 on the Croisette, the organizers have announced in a press releaseTuesday 26th April. “It is a great honor (…) to see me entrusted, in the midst of the turmoil of the many events that we are going through in the world, the splendid and heavy task of presiding [ce] Jury », welcomed the actor in the press release. In particular he will have to choose, with his jury, the Palme d’Or, among the twenty-one films in competition.
He will be supported in his work by the Anglo-American actress and director Rebecca Sala – discovered in Vicky Cristina Barcelonaby Woody Allen, and director of Chiaroscuropremiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021, the Indian actress Deepika Padukone (Padmaavat), Swedish actress Noomi Rapace (You will not be alone), Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca (My wife’s story), the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A herofestival grand prix in 2021), the French director Ladj Ly (UnhappyJury Prize 2019), the American director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols (Midnight special), as well as the Norwegian director and screenwriter Joachim Trier (Thelma).
Vincent Lindon, who takes over from American director Spike Lee, has set himself a goal:
“Take the best possible care of the films of the future, which all carry the same secret hope, courage, loyalty and freedom; whose mission is to move the greatest number of women and men by speaking to them of their common wounds and joys. “
This announcement comes at the end of a long suspense: usually, the president of the jury is known at the beginning of the year and the jury is revealed a few weeks before the festival.
With the restart of the film industry (after the closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic) and the rise of the series, “All artists work”Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, stressed in mid-April to justify this busy schedule.