Alexander Payne, Ewan McGregor, Jean-Paul Gaultier Join Cannes Jury
The Cannes jury is now complete. The Descendants director Alexander Payne and actor Ewan McGregor have joined the festival's competition jury, which will judge the 65th annual event's 22 films in competition. They join previously announced jury president Italian director Nanni Moretti (We Have a Pope) who will announce the Cannes winners on stage at the closing ceremonies on May 27th.
And it's not just filmmakers and actors taking on this year's festival competition in the hallowed maze that is the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. French designer Jean Paul Gaultier - forever famous for designing Madonna's external lingerie way back in the Blonde Ambition days - is on the jury. Joining him are Haitian director Raoul Peck (Moloch Tropical), actor Diane Kruger (The Host), actor Emmanuelle Devos (In the Beginning), British writer-director Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) and Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass (Miral).