Thompson on Hollywood

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.