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Joel & Ethan Coen To Preside Over The Jury Of The 68th Cannes Film Festival


The Festival de Cannes (Cannes International Film Festival) send word that 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.”

The Festival de Cannes will take place from May 13th to May 24th. The composition of the Official Selection and the members of the Jury will be unveiled in mid-April. Palme d’or laureates in 1991, the Coen brothers are part of the Festival’s history. Since ‘Raising Arizona’ (1987), their second film, they have been invited into the Official Selection and have presented nine of their films, often winning the most prestigious prizes: the Palme d’or in 1991 for ‘Barton Fink'; the Award for Best Director in 1996 for ‘Fargo’ as well as for ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’ in 2001. And in 2013, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ won the Grand Prix, from Steven Spielberg.