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Cannes Film Festival

Date 26/04/17 11:30

Cannes Film Festival - It has been announced that the American actor Will Smith, Actress Jessica Chastain, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, French actress Agnès Jaoui and German director Maren Aden will be part of the jury of this year’s 70th Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jessica Chastain both former Oscar nominees, will help choose the Palme d'Or winner from films including Michael Haneke's Happy End and Sofia Coppola's Beguiled. The jury is being presided over by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.

Lynne Ramsay is the only British director with a film in competition. Her latest feature, a thriller titled You Were Never Really Here, stars Joaquin Phoenix. As usual, there will be a number of special screenings out of competition. This year, Barack Obama and Donald Trump will be seen in a An Inconvenient Sequel, Al Gore's follow-up to his 2006 climate change documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The Cannes film festival runs from 17 to 28 May.