Michel Hazanavicius

Source: Sarajevo Film Festival

Michel Hazanavicius

French director Michel Hazanavicius will lead the jury of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, which runs this summer from August 14-21.

Hazanavicius will preside over the jury for the feature competition programme and will be joined by four jurors, who will be announced later in the year.

He has directed seven features since 1999’s My Friends. 2011 black-and-white silent film The Artist brought him worldwide recognition, winning five Oscars including best picture and best director. 

His latest title, adventure comedy The Lost Prince starring Omar Sy and Bérénice Bejo, opened in France earlier this month.

Previous Sarajevo jury presidents include Mike Leigh, Jeremy Irons, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and last year’s head Ruben Östlund.