Saturday, July 13, 2024

“Titane” Star Vincent Lindon Will Head Cannes Jury Which Includes Rebecca Hall, Joachim Trier, Jeff Nichols, Asghar Farhadi


It’s going to a wild Cannes Film Festival when the jury comes to its vote.

The jury will headed by “Titane” star Vincent Lindon, the first time a French actor has run the jury since Isabelle Huppert in 2009.

“Titane” is off the hook crazy and ugly but very inventive, I guess. Lindon has a long, awarded resume and is very popular in his home country.

The rest of the jury is impactful. Rebecca Hall, the actress who directed “Passing,” is on the list as well as directors Joachim Trier and Ashgar Fahardi. The latter’s “A Hero” was a big hit last year but he was successfully sued for stealing the idea from other filmmakers. Cannes loves controversy!

Also on the list are American director Jeff Nichols, Swedish actress Naomi Rapace, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca, and Ladj Ly, the director of the great movie “Les Miserables.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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