The juries of Cannes have been announced, and, as usual, they include quite a few familiar names:

  • Salma Hayek and The Sea Inside's Javier Bardem will join Toni Morrison, Agnes Varda, and John Woo on the festival's main jury, headed by filmmaker Emir Kusturica.
  • Alexander Payne, the former Mr. Sandra Oh, will top the Un Certain Regard (second tier competition) jury. He'll supervise filmmaker Gilles Marchand, and actress Betsy Blair, among others.
  • Abbas Kiarostami is in charge of the Best First Film (Camera d'Or) jury, which includes a lot of French people and also Variety/LA Weekly critic Scott Foundas.
  • The Cinefondation and short film jury will include critic Colin MacCabe, actress Slyvie Testud, and directress Chantal Ackerman.

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