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Satrapi Joins Jury of Cannes 2008


Director of Jury Prize 2007 animated film Persepolis joins Sean Penn's Jury list - The 61st Annual of the International Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 14th to May 25th 2008.

Presided this Year by American Star and director Sean Penn.

20 feature films will be competing in different categories including the prestigious Palme D'Or.

54 Feature films from a total of 31 countries will be divided as such: 20 films in Competition, 19 films in the un Certain Regard category, 53 World Premier Screenings, 8 first films and 26 short films from  18 countries.  

The Jury of the Official competition is composed of the following people amongst which Iranian director Marjane Satrapi who won the Jury Prize last year for her animated movie Persepolis also nominated this year for the Oscars in best animation ( lost to Pixar's Ratatouille).


JURY:  Official Selection

President Sean Penn

Sergio Castellitto,

Natalie Portman,

Rachid Bouchareb,

Alfonso Cuaron,

Alexandra Maria Lara,

Apichatpong Weerasethakul,

Marjane Satrapi,

Jeanne Balibar

JURY: Cinéfondation & Courts métrages

President Hou Hsiao Hsien
Susanne Bier,

Marina Hands,

Olivier Assayas,

Larry Kardish

JURY: Un Certain Regard

President Fatih Akin

Members to be announced

JURY: Caméra d'Or

President Bruno Dumont

Members to be announced



Movies in Competition:

Les Trois Singes by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
Silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE
Un conte de Noël by Arnaud DESPLECHIN
The Changeling by Clint EASTWOOD
Adoration by Atom EGOYAN
Waltz with Bashir by Ari FOLMAN
La frontiere de l'aube by Philippe GARREL
Gomorra by Matteo GARRONE
24 City by Jia Zhangke
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie KAUFMAN
My Magic by Eric KHOO
La femme sans tête by Lucrecia MARTEL
Delta de Kornel MUNDRUCZO
Linha de Passe by Walter SALLES & Daniela THOMAS
Che by Steven SODERBERGH
Il divo by Paolo SORRENTINO
Leonera by Pablo TRAPERO
The Palermo Shooting by Wim WENDERS

See Official Website of the Cannes Film Festival 2008


More to Come but in the Meantime ...


Authors Notes:

See Official Website of the Cannes Film Festival 2008

Recommended Readings:

Sean Penn's Last Frontier by Darius KADIVAR

Persepolis' US Cast Announced by Darius KADIVAR

Magic in the Making: Satrapi's Cinephilic choice for Persepolis Cast by Darius KADIVAR

Satrapi's Persepolis wins "Prix du Jury" at Cannes by Darius KADIVAR


About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Film Historian, and Media Consultant. He is also contributes to OCPC Magazine in LA/US and to the London Based IC Publications The Middle East Magazine and Persian Heritage Magazine.

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