Andrea Arnold

UK director Andrea Arnold has been announced as president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival which is due to unfold July 6-17.

The other jury members will comprise French-Algerian director, screenwriter and producer Mounia Meddour, French actress Elsa Zylberstein, Argentinian director, producer and screenwriter Daniel Burman and US writer/director, producer and actor Michael Covino.

Arnold will also be attending the festival with her documentary Cow which is due to show in the new Cannes Première section.

She has a long relationship with the festival. Her first and second features Red Road and Fish Tank premiered in Competition in 2006 and 2009 respectively; both films won the Jury Prize. Arnold was last in Cannes in 2016 with American Honey which also premiered in Competition, winning her a third Jury Prize.

French-Algerian filmmaker Meddour’s debut feature Papicha premiered in Un Certain Regard in 2019 and was Algeria’s Oscar submission in 2020. French actress Zylberstein’s many credits include Raoul Ruiz’s Time Regained (1999) and That Day (2003) and Claude Lelouch’s Un + Une (2015) and Everyone’s Life (2017). She is playing Simone Veil in Olivier Dahan’s upcoming biopic Simone Veil, A Woman Of The Century.

Argentina’s Burman has directed 11 films and produced another 25 features. His directing credits include 2004 Berlinale Silver Bear winner Lost Embrace. Covino premiered his debut film The Climb in Un Certain Regard in 2019. 

The opening ceremony of Un Certain Regard will take place on July 7 and the list of prize-winners will be revealed on July 16. This year’s edition will showcase 20 features.