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Cannes 2011: Bong Joon-ho Serving as President of the Camera d'Or Jury

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 7, 2011 at 5:35AM

Korean director Bong Joon-ho will serve as the president of the Camera d’Or jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The jury will choose the best first film presented in the fest's official selection of Competition and Un Certain Regard contenders during the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight.
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Korean director Bong Joon-ho will serve as the president of the Camera d’Or jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The jury will choose the best first film presented in the fest's official selection of Competition and Un Certain Regard contenders during the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight.

Bong came to Cannes in 2008 with the premiere of Tokyo! (official selection); he worked with directors Leos Carax and Michel Gondry on the trilogy. Bong's film Mother (pictured) screened in Un Certain Regard in 2009. Bong is best known for his 2006 film The Host. A sequel, The Host 2 is due in 2012.

This article is related to: Directors, Festivals, Genres, Cannes, Thriller, Independents, Foreign


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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.