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Cannes Announces Director-Dominated Jury, Unveils Producers on the Move Lineup

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 24, 2013 at 11:35AM

The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the members of Steven Spielberg's 2013 jury: this year, directors dominate. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Cristian Mungiu (whose "Beyond the Hills" racked up prizes in last year's main competition), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Japanese director Naomi Kawase will all deliberate over the best films in the main competition.
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Christoph Waltz, who is on the jury at Cannes this year.
Christoph Waltz, who is on the jury at Cannes this year.

The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the members of Steven Spielberg's 2013 jury: this year, directors dominate. Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Cristian Mungiu (whose "Beyond the Hills" racked up prizes in last year's main competition), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Japanese director Naomi Kawase will all deliberate over the best films in the main competition.

The jury is rounded out by actors Daniel Auteil ("Cache"), Oscar winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained"), Nicole Kidman -- whose "Grace of Monaco" will screen footage at Cannes -- and Indian actress Vidya Balan.

In other Cannes news, European Film Promotion announced the lineup for this year's Producers on the Move program, which in its 14th year comprises 29 producers who will gather on the Croisette. The networking platform allows producers to discuss projects of the past, present and future. The lineup includes Viola Prestieri, producer of Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," in competition this year, and Andrea Cornwell, who produced the Directors' Fortnight selection "Last Day on Mars."

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman


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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.