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Jane Campion to head feature jury, Abbas Kiarostami chairs short jury at Cannes Film fest

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NEW DELHI: The Cannes film festival that is scheduled between 14 May to 25 May this year will see ‘Titli’ by Kanu Behl as the only Indian film to have made it to the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.

The two-hour film will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival in the seaside French resort.

It will feature 19 films in competition opening with Grace De Monaco by Olivier Dahan; 18 films in competition opening with Party Girl by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, and Samuel Theis; and one film to mark the 70thanniversary celebration of the Le Monde newspaper. In addition, there will two out of competition, three midnight, and five special screenings in the Festival which is considered the top film festival in the world.

The New Zealand director, producer and scriptwriter Jane Campion is to preside over the Jury of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, while the 2014 Cinefondation and Short Films Jury will be presided over by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami from Iran, and Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero, will preside over the Jury for Un Certain Regard.

        

The short film jury will be presided over by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami from Iran, and Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director Pablo Trapero, will preside over the Jury for Un Certain Regard.

Some of the films in competition are ‘Winter Sleep’ by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Adieu Au Langage by Jean Luc-Godard, The Homesman by Tommy Lee Jones, and Jimmy’s Hall by Ken Loach.

The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders is in the Un Certain Regard section, while Zhang Yimou’s Coming Home is in the out of competition section.

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