The Cannes promotion of the 2023 jury has finally been unveiled.
The festival has completed its jury – headed this year by “Triangle of Sadness” director and 2022 Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund – with a list of starred actors and directors.
Jury members include: actors Paul Dano and Brie Larson, Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, Anglo-Zambian screenwriter and director Rungano Nyoni, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director and screenwriter Damián Szifrón and director Julia Ducournau, who won the Palme d’Or in 2021 for her film “Titane”.
The jury will award the Palme d’Or to one of the 21 films in competition. The awards will be revealed on May 27 during the festival’s closing ceremony.
Östlund’s selection as jury president was announced by Cannes on February 27, leaving a considerable gap of just over two months before the full jury was revealed. As in previous years, most of the jury members have directed or starred in films that have played at the festival.
Touzani’s acclaimed feature debut, “Adam,” screened at Un Certain Regard, while Ménochet burst into Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” which played in competition in 2009. Nyoni’s feature debut “I Am Not a Witch” also premiered at Cannes, while Rahimi’s book “Earth and Ashes” was adapted for the screen by the author and performed at the festival in 2004.
Elsewhere, Szifrón’s “Wild Tales” made waves at Cannes in 2014, as did Ducournau’s surreal drama “Titane” in 2021.
‘Captain Marvel’ star Larson seems like a relative newcomer to Cannes despite having starred in numerous independent films. She will then appear in “Fast X” this summer as well as in “Lessons in Chemistry”. Dano has played in two Cannes titles: “Youth” by Paolo Sorrentino and “Okja” by Bong Joon-ho.
Östlund is a regular at Cannes, having won the festival’s top prize twice, for ‘Triangle of Sadness’ in 2022 and for ‘The Square’ in 2017. Before that, he presented two films at Un Certain Regard, including ‘Force Majeure”, which won the Jury Prize.
“I am happy, proud and humbled to be entrusted with the honor of president of the jury for this year’s competition at the Cannes Film Festival,” said Östlund, who will be the first Swede to lead the jury in 50 years, on the traces of Ingrid. Bergman. “Nowhere in the world of cinema is the anticipation so high as when the curtain rises on the films in competition at the festival.
The 76th edition of Cannes will take place from May 16 to 27.