#thenewscompany : On February 28, Ruben Östlund was named President of the Jury. In this new edition which follows the 75th anniversary, the Festival de Cannes wishes to welcome a new generation of artists who direct, act, sing and write. Alongside the President who was twice awarded the Palme d’or, the Jury features Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifrón and French director Julia Ducournau who won the top prize in 2021.
The Jury will have the task of awarding the Palme d’or to one of the 21 films announced in the Competition. The awards will be revealed on May 27 at the Closing ceremony which will be broadcast live by France Télévisions in France and by Brut. internationally. It will be followed by the Festival’s Last Screening: Elemental, the animated film by Peter Sohn.