Joel And Ethan Coen Lead The 2015 Cannes Film Festival Jury
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen were on hand in the south of France on Wednesday to open the 2015 Cannes Film Festival as the presidents of the Jury.
The Coen brothers, directors of No Country for Old Men and Inside Llewyn Davis, will both act as presidents of the Feature Films Jury, working together to determine this year’s festival winners. The American directors are joined by Rossy De Palma, a Spanish actress who has frequently worked with Pedro Almodóvar, French actress Sophie Marceau, African singer Rokia Traoré, British actress Sienna Miller, American actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and directors Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Xavier Dolan, who took home last year’s Jury Prize for Mommy.
All nine members of the jury arrived in France earlier this week and walked the opening red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 13.
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Marceau told reporters that the Coen brothers have requested that the jury meets every two or three days to discuss the films they have seen. “Our state of mind is one of excited anticipation… It’s such a strong lineup of movies,” Joel Coen said.
Gyllenhaal said that the jury was split up into two groups: the Joel group and the Ethan group, and Miller opened up about her hopes for the experience, saying, “I’m hoping and imagining we’ll fall in love with film even more.”