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Jury of Cannes Film Festival arrives to begin work

05-17-2012 08:36 BJT

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Italian actor and director Nanni Moretti arrived in Cannes on Tuesday. He will lead a nine-member jury who will decide the winner of the Palme d’Or trophy at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Founded in 1948, the Cannes International Film Festival is the world’s most prestigious and publicized film festival. This year the most coveted prize is that of the best film, with 22 entries at the festival. The head of the jury Nanni Moretti won the award in 2001 for "The Son’s Room". With the anticipation mounting, he arrived a day ahead of the launch of the event.

President of the Jury Director Nanni Moretti poses at the Feature Film Jury Photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des
Festivals on May 16, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andrew H.
Walker/Getty Images)

Other big names like French actress Emmanuelle Devos and German actress Diane Kruger quickly followed.

Jury members (R-L) Director Alexander Payne, director Raoul Peck, actress
Diane Kruger, fashion designer Jean-Paul Gautie, actress Emmanuelle Devos, President of the Jury Director Nanni Moretti, actress Hiam Abbass, actor
Ewan McGregor and director Andrea Arnold pose at the Feature Film Jury
Photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des
Festivals on May 16, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andrew H.
Walker/Getty Images)

Hundreds of movies will be showcased at the annual event held in the glamorous French Riviera resort, where stars walk the red carpet and work the party circuit in the full glare of the media spotlight.

The festival officially opens on Wednesday and runs until May 27th.

From left members of the jury Diane Kruger, Jean-Paul Gaultier and
Emmanuelle Devos pose during a photo call for the members of the jury
at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France,
Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

British director and scriptwriter Andrea Arnold (L) and German actress
Diane Kruger pose during the photocall of the jury of the 65th Cannes
film festival. Arnold said Wednesday she would "hate" to be selected on
gender grounds, as disappointment over the all-male line-up clouded the
filmfest's opening day. (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine Poujoulat)

From left, members of the jury Nanni Moretti, Emmanuelle Devos, Jean-Paul
Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Raoul Peck and Alexander Payne pose during a photo
call for the members of the jury at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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