The Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, are going to head up the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival jury. It’s amazing that they haven’t already done this. If this were a ‘real’ jury, you can guess what the strange outcome would be– guilty! Anyway, the Coens are among my favorite filmmakers. Their take on this year’s entries will be very interesting. I can’t wait to see who these choose for the rest of the panel!
Here’s the release:
For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, not one but two leading figures will chair the Jury.
Indeed, American filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen have accepted the invitation from President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux to become the Presidents of the 68th edition of the Festival.
“We look forward to returning to Cannes this year”, Joel and Ethan Coen said from the Hail Caesar! film shoot with George Clooney, Christophe Lambert, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Josh Brolin and Channing Tatum. “We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time.”