Actress cate Blanchett will head the jury of the 71-th Cannes film festival. This was reported by Agence France-Presse. Kate has two Academy awards and three “Golden globes”, which allows her to judge films. According to Blanchett, she came to Cannes for many years as an actress and producer, but to lead the jury not even dreamed of.
“I came to Cannes for many years as an actress and producer. But I never came here for the mere enjoyment to touch the cornucopia of films that represents this festival,” — said the Agency Blanchett Nordeclair.
“She will be a zealous President, enthusiastic and generous audience,” said festival President Pierre Lesur and chief representative of the event, Thierry Fremaux.
Last year’s Cannes jury was headed by Spanish Director Pedro almodóvar. In the main competition program includes 19 films.
Recall that the actress became a goodwill Ambassador for the UN Agency for refugees (UNHCR) became the Australian cate Blanchett. Speaking about this to the press, the star of the movie “Carol” noted that joining the UN was a very important event in her life, because she will do all it can to improve the lives of refugees: “I am proud that got the part. Never been a more important moment to show solidarity with refugees. We live in times of unprecedented crisis, and the responsibility of all. It’s like we’re standing at a fork: you can follow the path of compassion, and may the road of intolerance”.
Now, in addition to Blanchett, the ambassadors of the UN in different areas are Angelina Jolie, Orlando bloom, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Tom Hiddleston, MIA Farrow, Emma Watson, David Beckham and many others.
Recently released the first official trailer for the crime Thriller “8 friends of Oushena”. The Director of the movie was Gary Ross (“Pleasantville”, “Favorite”, “the Hunger games”). The cast of the film is impressive: cate Blanchett, Olivia Munn, Matt Damon, Dakota fanning, Sandra Bullock, Katie Holmes, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage and others.