AMCi: Coen Brothers To Head Cannes Jury

By Alicia Malone January 20, 2015

The Cannes Film Festival has announced the new President of the Jury for this year’s festival and it is… two people! Brothers in fact. Joel and Ethan Coen will share duties heading up the jury at the 68th edition of the festival, the first time in its history that two people have been named as the lead figures.

The brothers Coen were excited to accept the duty, having a long history with the festival. Their second movie ‘Raising Arizona’ premiered at the festival in 1987, ‘Barton Fink’ won them the Palme D’Or in 1991, they won the Best Director Prize for ’Fargo’ in 1996, and the Grand Prix for ’Inside Llewyn Davis’ in 2013.

In a statement from the set of their next movie, ‘Hail Cesar!’, the Coens said: "We look forward to returning to Cannes this year. We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time."

The Cannes Film Festival will be held in Cannes, France between May 13-24.

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