Culture. Cannes Film Festival: Omar Sy joins the jury chaired by Greta Gerwig

Fourteen days before the race for the Golden Palm 77E The Cannes Film Festival announced this Monday the composition of its jury, which includes Omar Sy, one of the faces of French cinema in the world.

The festival, which will take place from May 14 to 25, has selected four men and four women to preside over director Greta Gerwig, a personality of American auteur cinema who became the queen of the box office with Barbie last year.

At 40, she is the youngest president since Sofia Loren in 1966.

Omar Sy, the French star of the jury

His jury includes the French actor Omar Sy, 46 years old, who, from his first steps in schoolboy humor, is taking a new step in an extraordinary career (Omar and Fred) until his early career in Hollywood as an actor and producer. It goes through his popular successes in France (Untouchable).

Cannes has chosen one of the stars of French cinema that wants to be more representative of the diversity of society: Omar Sy was born in the Paris suburb of Trappes to parents who came from the border between Senegal and Mauritania.

The actor, who will debate with the other members of the jury to decide between the 22 films in competition, should cause a sensation on the red carpet: he is both one of the French’s favorite personalities and a popular performer around the world, especially since the success of the Netflix series Lupine.

Eva Green, Lily Gladstone, Pierfrancesco Favino…

French actress Eva Green (43), also known for her roles in France (most recently Milady in The Three Musketeers), than in Hollywood, especially with Tim Burton or alongside Daniel Craig in James Bond.

A year after walking the red carpet Killers of the Flower Moon Martin Scorsese, for the role for which she was nominated for an Oscar, the actress Lily Gladstone from the Indian background joins the jury, of whom she is the youngest at 37 years old.

Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino (Traitor), 54 years old, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 61 years old, Palme d’Or in 2018 for A family affairSpanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona (A circle of snowreleased in France on Netflix), 48, Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, 50, and Turkish screenwriter and photographer Ebru Ceylan, 48.

22 films are in competition

With the entire jury, 22 films are competing for success Anatomy of a fall by Justine Triet, the 2023 Palme d’Or and more than a hundred announced films, including concurrent selections, is now set to launch a major festival of world cinema.

Two months before the Olympics, this major event will be a dress rehearsal for the authorities in terms of security.

In addition to the tens of thousands of festival visitors, big film names are expected there this year as well: the creator of Star Wars Georges Lucas for the honorary Palme d’Or, the godfather of Hollywood Francis Ford Coppola, in search of the third palm Megalopolisstar actors such as Demi Moore, Emma Stone, Selena Gomez, Adam Driver and Richard Gere.

It will begin on the evening of May 14 with an opening ceremony presented by Camille Cottin and a screening of Quentin Dupieux’s latest comedy with Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon and Louis Garrel, The second actwhich is shown in cinemas at the same time.

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