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Festival Watch: 65th Cannes Festival Jury - Abbass, Kruger, Gaultier, McGregor, Arnold, Payne

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood April 25, 2012 at 1:04PM

The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:
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The Competition Jury for the 65th Cannes Film Festival, presided over by Nanni Moretti, welcomes to its ranks:

  • Hiam Abbass: Palestinian actress, director. Known for "The Limits of Control," "The Visitor," "Miral
  • Andrea Arnold: British director and scriptwriter. Known for "Red Road," "Fish Tank," "Wuthering Heights"
  • Emmanuelle Devos: French actress. Known for  "My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument," "Read My Lips," "In the Beginning."
  • Diane Kruger: German actress. Known for "Troy," "Joyeux Noël," "Farewell, My Queen"
  • Jean Paul Gaultier: French designer. Known for costuming work on "The Fifth Element," "Bad Education," "The Skin I Live In."
  • Ewan McGregor: British actor. Known for "Trainspotting," "Moulin Rouge," "The Ghost Writer."
  • Alexander Payne: American director, scriptwriter and producer. Known for "Election," "About Schmidt," "Sideways," "The Descendants."
  • Raoul Peck: Haitian director, scriptwriter and producer. Known for "The Man by the Shore," "Lumemba," "Sometimes in April."

The Jury of the 65th Festival de Cannes will decide among twenty-two films before selecting winners. Winners will be announced during the Closing Ceremony on 27th May, culminating in the announcement of the Palme d’or.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.