Jane Campion (New Zealand), director, producer, writer, and winner of the Palme d’Or for The Piano , will be President of the Jury for the 67 th Cannes Film Festival. According to the universalist and international tradition of Cannes, it will be surrounded by eight figures of world cinema from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico.
The jury will be made, as in 2009, of 5 women and 4 men. They will decide between the 18 films in competition for dial Awards and will be announced on stage during the ceremony Saturday, May 24. The Palme d’Or will be screened during the closing night of the Festival, Sunday, May 25, in the presence of the jury and the film crew rewarded.
Jane Campion – President (Director, Screenwriter, Producer – New Zealand)
Carole BOUQUET (Actress – France)
Sofia Coppola (Director, Screenwriter, Producer – USA)
Leila HATAMI (Actress – Iran)
Jeon Do-yeon (Actress – South Korea)
Willem Dafoe (Actor – USA)
Gael GARCIA BERNAL (Actor, Director, Producer – Mexico)
JIA Zhangke (Director, Writer, Producer – China)
Nicolas Winding Refn (Director, Writer, Producer – Denmark)
Jane Campion (New Zealand)
The director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion is one of the leading filmmakers of our time. She is the only woman to have won the Palme d’Or at Cannes (1993) and the second of four to win an Oscar for Best Director (1994) and Best Screenplay for The Piano. Jane studied anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, then painting at the Art School in London and Chelsea School of Sydney. This was before discovering her love for film in the early 1980s during her studies at Australian School of Film and Television.
Carole Bouquet, actress (France)
After debuting in 1977 with Luis Buñuel in That Obscure Object of Desire , she alternated major productions and cinema. Too Beautiful for you (1989) earned her a César for Best Actress (at the César Awards) and Nordeste earned her a Best Actress award at the Stockholm Film Festival. She also starred in Day of the Idiots, For Your Eyes Only, Buffet Froid, In All Innocence, Wasabi, and even landed a feature on Sex and the City.
Sofia Coppola, director and screenwriter (USA)
Her first feature, The Virgin Suicides (1999) was invited to the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, where she attracted the interest of international criticism. Four years later, she was nominated several times for an Oscar for Lost in Translation, and ended up winning Best Screenplay. Her third film, Marie-Antoinette was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2006. After a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for Somewhere (2010), Sofia Coppola opened Un Certain Regard with her latest film The Bling Ring at the 2013 Festival de Cannes.
Leila Hatami, actress (Iran)
Born in Tehran in a family of filmmakers, she first played in the films of his father, Ali Hatami, before landing the lead role in Leila (1998 ) which gave her national recognition. She won the Best Actress award for 5 films: Leila (Fajr Film Festival), Pele Akher (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival), Istgah-Matrouk (Montréal World Film Festival), Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (Palm Springs International Film Festival).
Jeon Do-yeon, actress (South Korea)
She is the first Korean actress to receive the Best Actress Award at Cannes for her role in Secret Sunshine (2007). Jeon Do-yeon made a career in television before devoting herself exclusively to the cinema. Her films include Secret Sunshine, Untold Scandal, I wish I had a Wife, The Contact, and The Housemaid, presented at the Festival de Cannes in 2010. A notable star in her country, she just began filming a new movie called, Memories of the Sword Park.
Willem Dafoe, actor (United States)
Two-time Oscar nominee for Platoon and Shadow of the Vampire , Dafoe starred in 80 films, including: The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Most Wanted Man, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Antichrist, Spiderman 3, and The English Patient. His new movies include A Most Wanted Man (2014) by Anton Corbijn and Pasolini by Abel Ferrara (still filming). Co-founder of the Wooster Group, a collective of experimental theater, he is currently touring with the show by Bob Wilson, The Old Woman .
Gael García Bernal, actor, director, and producer (Mexico)
Gael García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen, he starred in a soap opera called El Abuelo y Yo in 1992. He starred in such films as Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries, and No. In 2005 with Diego Luna, he founded the production company Canana. After a few short films, he directed his first feature in 2010, Deficit, selected La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.
Nicolas Winding Refn, director, screenwriter and producer (Denmark)
Writer, Director, Producer. Nicolas Winding Refn was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1970. Aged 8 he moved to New York with his parents where he lived out his teenage years. New York quickly became his city and soon began to shape Nicolas’s future. His first film, Pusher, immediately became a cult work and made him famous around the world. He then filmed Bleeder, Fear X , Pusher II & III, Bronson, and Valhalla Rising, characteristics of what’s called the “Refn-esque” style. In 2011, Drive was invited in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Award for Staging, awarded by the Jury presided by Robert De Niro. His latest film, Only God Forgives , was in competition at Cannes in 2013.
Jia Zhangke, director, screenwriter and producer (China)
After studying painting, Jia Zhangke, built in the 90s, the Beijing Academy of Film. After the success of his first film, Xao Wu, he went on to make Platform and Unknown Pleasures, respectively selected at Venice and Cannes. Still Life received the Golden Lion in Venice in 2006. He also presented at the Festival de Cannes, 24 City in 2008 and I Wish I Knew in 2010. Last year, A Touch of Sin won the Best Screenplay Award from the jury chaired by Steven Spielberg.