The jury is typically an eclectic mix of creators and performers, and this year’s group is no exception: In addition to the “Hellboy” director and “Nightcrawler” star, organizers Tuesday announced that actress
Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, Malian musician Rokia Traoré and French hyphenate Sophie Marceau round out the group.
The presence of De Palma and Del Toro could address some critics who noted when the competition lineup was announced last week that the slate did not include any Spanish-language titles.
Cannes tends to populate its jury with a group of international actors anchored by a few bold auteurs; last year saw the likes of Nicolas Refn and Jane Campion serve on the competition jury, while the previous year yielded
Among the movies vying for prizes at this year's gathering are new films from Todd Haynes, Jacques Audiard, Gus Van Sant and Denis Villeneuve, with several more expected to be announced shortly. Cannes will kick off on May 13 with Emmanuelle Bercot's "La Tete Haute" out of competition.