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CANNES 2021

Eight jury members to serve alongside Spike Lee at Cannes

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- The jury tasked with handing out the Palme d’Or includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner, Mati Diop, Mélanie Laurent, Mylène Farmer, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Tahar Rahim and Song Kang-ho

Eight jury members to serve alongside Spike Lee at Cannes
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Chaired by US filmmaker Spike Lee (see the news), the competition jury of the 74th Cannes Film Festival (6-17 July) has seen its ranks swell – its complete line-up has now been unveiled, and it will comprise nine members in total.

Five women are on the jury, with US actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (seen recently in The Kindergarten Teacher and the series The Deuce, and who is currently making her directorial debut with The Lost Daughter), Austrian director Jessica Hausner (in competition at Cannes in 2019 with Little Joe [+see also:
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, which was singled out with the Best Actress gong), her French-Senegalese counterpart Mati Diop (Grand Prix at Cannes two years ago, for Atlantics [+see also:
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), French actress-director Mélanie Laurent (who recently starred in Oxygen [+see also:
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, and who is imminently due to unveil two new films that she has directed, the French production The Mad Women's Ball and the US flick The Nightingale) and her fellow countrywoman, author and actress Mylène Farmer.

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Also due to be summoned to judge the 24 films duking it out for the 2021 Palme d’Or (see the article) are Brazilian helmer Kleber Mendonça Filho (in competition at Cannes in 2016 with Aquarius [+see also:
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and in 2019 with Bacurau [+see also:
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, which took home the Jury Prize), French thesp Tahar Rahim (who appeared in the recent title The Mauritanian [+see also:
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, and the series The Eddy [+see also:
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and The Serpent) and his South Korean colleague Song Kang-ho (an actor who regularly works with Bong Joon-ho, seen in Parasite, among other films).

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(Translated from French)

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