The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the official selection and also for the panel that will decide the winner of the Camera d’Or for best first film. Thomas Vinterberg is president of the UCR jury and will be joined by Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, French actress Ludivine Sagnier, Rio Film Festival director Ilda Santiago and Spanish producer/distributor/exhibitor Enrique Gonzalez Macho. The Camera d’Or jury will be presided over by Belgian director Agnès Varda. She will be joined by Spanish director Isabel Coixet, French director Régis Wargnier, critic Chloe Rolland, cinematographer Michel Abramowicz, Eric Guirado of the French directors group SRF, and Gwénolé Bruneau of French film industry federation FICAM. They will select a winner from among the 23 debut features that are spread across UCR, Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week.
Separately, Critics’ Week has set its closing-night film. 3X3D, a triptych by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway and Edgar Pêra, is made up of three short films set in the Portugese town of Guimarães. The movies ask the question: How does 3D affect the audience and its perceptions? Greenaway’s section is titled Just In Time, Godard’s is The Three Disasters and Pêra’s is Cinesapiens. 3X3D will screen on May 23.
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