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Cannes 2015: The Coen brothers named jury heads, boosting the offbeat
Cannes 2015: The Coen brothers named jury heads, boosting the offbeat

Joel and Ethan Coen have been notching a series of firsts in recent years — their first best picture and director Oscars in 2008 with “No Country For Old Men,” and a few years back they garnered their highest ever box office numbers with “True Grit.” Now the dark-comedy auteurs have achieved another first: The Cannes Film Festival announced Tuesday that the duo would lead its feature-film jury when the annual gathering gets underway May 13. The announcement is an unprecedented event for the prestigious confab as well — never before has a pair of filmmakers led the jury. The winners often reflect the character of the jury chief who has a strong...

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