May 27, 2016  

Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe Join 67th Cannes Film Fest Jury Panel

April 29, 2014 (12:06 am) GMT
There is an even number of male and female jury this year after director Thierry Fremaux was criticized for selecting fewer women.

The 67th Cannes Film Festival will see a range of cinema experts from around the world on the jury panel. American filmmaker Sofia Coppola joins British actor , South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon, Iranian actress Leila Hatami and French actor Carole Bouquet among others to anchor the main competition at the annual event.

"Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico," the Festival said in a statement. The Fest's director Thierry Fremaux recently got under fire for the number of female directors selected for Cannes.

The jury now consists of five women and four men with NZ director Jane Campion serving as Jury president. The rest of the jury members are Chinese director Jia Zhangke, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal and filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn.

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off May 14 with "" opening the night. The jury will judge around 20 films this year including ' "" and Bennett Miller's "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Taylor Kinney Gives Lady GaGa 'Ultimatum' as She's Still Undecided About Wedding Details
  2. Kim Kardashian Steals the Show at Scott Disick's Birthday Party With Her Barely-There Lace Dress
  3. Proud Papa Chris Brown Shares Cute Pictures of Royalty to Celebrate Her Birthday
  4. Amanda Holden Poses Naked for Charity. See the Racy Pic!
  5. Bruno Mars Is Readying a New Album for November
  6. Mariah Carey's Diva Antics: She Has Her Glam Team Work on Her While She Sleeps
  7. Kim Kardashian Kicks Kanye West Out of Their Bel Air House. Why?
  8. Watch Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus Envision Lighter 'Walking Dead' in NBC's Red Nose Day Special