Wed 14 to Sun 25 May 2014

Women dominate jury for Cannes Film Festival

The jury of this year's Cannes International Film Festival is dominated by women. Director Sofia Coppola and Iranian performer Leila Hatami and New Zealand film-maker Jane Campion are among the judges.

 The film festival is held annually previewing the latest in cinema from all genres from around the world. Grace of Monaco, a Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman, opens the event this year. 

The festival is usually held around May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and is known to showcase documentaries as well.


Campion, who won the 1986 Palme d'Or for her short film Peel and the 1993 prize for her feature The Piano, will serve as jury president. Among the contenders for the top prize at this year's event are new films from Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Michel Hazanavicius, David Cronenberg and Jean-Luc Godard.

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