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CANNES 2018 Jury

Ursula Meier to chair the Caméra d'Or jury

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- The Swiss director will preside over the Caméra d'Or jury at the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May)

Ursula Meier to chair the Caméra d'Or jury
(© Raphael Zubler)

Sixteen days away from the unveiling of the Official Selection of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May) in Paris, the identity of the chair of the Caméra d'Or jury has now been made public. The role will fall to Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier (who rose to fame on the Croisette, in the 2008 Critics’ Week, with Home [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Thierry Spicher
interview: Ursula Meier
film profile
]
, and won a Special Award for Sister [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kacey Mottet Klein
interview: Ursula Meier
film profile
]
in 2012 at Berlin, where she presented the TV production Shock Waves – Diary of My Mind [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
in this year’s Panorama), who follows in the footsteps of French actress Sandrine Kiberlain.

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The Caméra d'Or jury is tasked with singling out the best feature debut in the Official Selection, the Directors’ Fortnight and the Critics’ Week. In the past, the award has been bestowed upon such names as Jim JarmuschSteve McQueenJafar PanahiMira NairNaomi KawaseJaco Van DormaelBenh Zeitlin and, last year, Léonor Serraille for Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
.

(Translated from French)

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