Will Smith joins jury of 70th Festival de Cannes

Will Smith

American actor, producer, rapper, and songwriter, Will Smith has been named as one of the 9-member jury of this year’s edition of the popular Festival de Cannes, taking place in Cannes, France from May 17 to 18.

Other members of the jury, which is being headed by Spanish movie director, writer and producer, Pedro Almodóvar, as President, include Maren Ade (Director, Screenwriter, Producer – Germany); Jessica Chastain (Actress, Producer – United States); Fan Bingbing (Actress, Producer – China); Agnès Jaoui (Actress, Screenwriter, Director,  Singer – France); Park Chan-wook (Director, Screenwriter,  Producer – South Korea); Paolo Sorrentino (Director,  Screenwriter – Italy); and Gabriel Yared (Composer – France).

The jurors are expected to select from among the films in competition, and the winners will be announced on Sunday 28th May at the closing ceremony, following which the Palme d’or (the best film category) will be awarded in the presence of the winning team.
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