Isabelle Huppert will preside over the jury for the 62nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
The Cannes veteran has previously been to the festival 25 times in and out of competition and has also served as a mistress of ceremony and as a member of the jury. In 1978, she won the best actress prize for Claude Chabrol’s Violette Noziere and in 2001 for Michael Haneke’s La Pianiste.
‘I am very glad and very proud,’ Huppert said of the invitation to act as jury president. ‘I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privileged spectator in it.’
The Cannes Film Festival runs this year from May 13-24