Emir Kusturicka to preside over Cannes jury

MUMBAI: Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica will preside over the jury of the Un Certain Regard section of the 64th Festival de Cannes, scheduled to take place from 11 to 22 May.

Un Certain Regard is an important section of Cannes official programme, next only to the main competition section. Last year, Vikramadity Motwane‘s film Udaan had its world premiere as part of this section. The film went on to become a critical and commercial success in India and overseas thereafter. 

Around twenty films from across the world are selected in the section. These films are ‘characterized by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetics‘. The best film is awarded the much-coveted Prix Un Certain Regard prize. Last year the award went to the Korean filmmaker Hong Sang Soo for his film Ha Ha Ha. The film was part of MAMI‘s Mumbai Film Festival programme of 2010.

Emir Kusturica received the Palme d‘Or in 1985 for his film When Father Was Away On Business, his second film. Ten years later, his second Palme d‘Or for Underground made him a member of that elite group of directors who have twice been honoured.

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