Joel & Ethan Coen To Chair Cannes Festival Jury

The Cannes Film Festival has announced that Joel and Ethan Coen will be presidents of the 68th edition of the festival. It’s the first time two people will head the jury.

“We look forward to returning to Cannes this year,” the brothers said from the Hail Caesar! film shoot. “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 beginning of our career.”

The brothers were last at Cannes for the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis. They won the Palme d’Or in 1991 for Barton Fink, and won Best Director for Fargo and The Man Who Wasn’t There. Inside Llewyn Davis won the Grand Prix, awarded by Steven Spielberg. They made their Cannes debut with Raising Arizona in 1987. The fest runs from May 13-24.

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