Norwegian director Joachim Trier will preside over the jury at the 57th Cannes Critics’ Week (9-17 May), the parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival honouring first and second films.
The jury will award the Nespresso Grand Prize to one of the seven feature films in competition, the Discovery Prize to one of the 10 short films, and for the first time, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award to an actor or actress from one of the competition’s feature films.
The director, whose Louder Than Bombs competed for the Palme d’Or in 2015, is joined on the jury by actress and director Chloë Sevigny, BPM (Beats Per Minute) star Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Vienna film festival director Eva Sangiorgi and French culture journalist Augustin Trapenard. Trier’s other films include Oslo, August 31st (2011) and Thelma (2017).
Last year the jury was headed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, with Emmanuel Gras’ documentary Makala winning the top prize.
The Critics’ Week competition has previously featured work by Rebecca Zlotowski (Beautiful Thorn), Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), David Robert Mitchell (It Follows), Santiago Miter (Paulina), Oliver Laxe (Mimosas) and Julia Ducournau (Grave).
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