Cannes Film Festival jury meets


MUMBAI: The Cannes Film Festival jury under president Stephen Frears, composed of Maggie Cheung, Toni Collette, Maria De Medeiros, Sarah Polley, Marco Bellocchio, Orhan Pamuk, Michel Piccoli, and Abderrahmane Sissako, met in Cannes for the first time on 16 May 2007 for a working session.

On 17 May 2007, after the ceremony of the steps for Wong Kar Wai’s film My Blueberry Nights, in competition, German actor Diane Kruger will introduce the opening ceremony. This will be the occasion for the world premiere of Absurda, a short film made by David Lynch and dedicated to movie theatres as a surprise gift for the Festival, to mark its anniversary.

To embody the 60th anniversary, the Festival has imagined a symbolic couple: an alliance of wisdom with modernity, experience with grace.