After the announcement of the films in competition comes another, also eagerly awaited: the composition of the jury, which, each year, awards the prizes, sends some filmmakers to seventh heaven and disappoints all the others. For the 75and edition, which will be held from May 17 to 28, the suspense ended on Tuesday April 26: 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 Golden.
The last having been given in July 2021 to Julia Ducournau for Titanium, film in the credits of which appears the French actor, whose play had blown away the public and had been worth to him a nomination for the price of the best male interpretation. Reward he had obtained in 2016, at Cannes, for his role in the film by Stéphane Brizé, The law of the market.
Vincent Lindon succeeds American filmmaker Spike Lee (2021), Mexican director, screenwriter and producer Alejandro Gonzalez (2019) and Australian actress Cate Blanchett (2018), to name only the most recent. We have to go back to 2009 to find a French personality to chair the jury, in the person of Isabelle Huppert.
“Secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom”
For his part, the actor said: “It is an immense honor and a very great pride to see me entrusted in the midst of the tumult of the multiple events that we are going through in the world, the splendid and heavy task of presiding over the jury of the 75and Cannes International Film Festival. » He promised to endeavour, with his jury, “to take the best care of the films of the future, which all carry the same secret hope of courage, loyalty and freedom”.
To meet 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; Indian actress and producer Deepika Padukone, who we saw in particular in Piku, by Shoojit Sircar, released in 2015; Italian actress and director Jasmine Trinca, a regular on the Croisette, who made her debut with Nanni Moretti in The Son’s Room (Golden Palm in 2001); and the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, the interpreter of the character of Lisbeth Salander, in the film adaptation of the trilogy Millenniumby Stieg Larsson – in 2021 she was in the film Lambby Valdimar Jóhannsson, which was presented at Cannes in the Un certain regard category.
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