CATEGORIES Movie NewsAnticipated art films like Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life,' starring Brad Pitt, Lars Von Trier's 'Melancholia' and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's latest, 'The Skin I Live In' will all debut at this year's Cannes Film Fest; now we know who'll be deciding which of these films deserve those all-important prizes.
Members of the jury have just been announced, including Jude Law and Uma Thurman, who'll serve with previously announced jury president Robert De Niro.
The rest of the international members of the Cannes jury:
Actress-producer Martina Gusman (Argentina), known for her films 'Carancho' and 'The Lion's Den;' critic-writer Linn Ullmann (Norway), daughter of director Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann who appeared in several of her father's films as a child; Olivier Assayas (France) of the mini-series 'Carlos' and 'Paris, je t'aime;' director Johnnie To (Hong Kong) whose 30-plus credits include 'Vengeance' and 'Sparrow;' and director Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad) whose films have won several festival awards.
And in case you thought only cinephiles were allowed to weigh in, they've also invited producer Nansun Shi (China), whose credits include the Dennis Rodman/Jean Claude Van Damme actioner 'Double Team;' and Van Damme's 'Knock Off.' Vive l'arte.
This year, the Cannes film fest runs from May 11 to May 22.