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70 years of jury in Cannes

Every year, it is the first news to emerge: the announcement of Cannes Film Festival’s President of the Jury. For its 70th anniversary, Pedro Almodovar will have the honor of presiding over the official competition. The Spanish director will be backed by 9 jurors who will pick this year’s many winners. Will their personalities, their commitment, their tastes and subjectivity influence the final outcome in any way? Will they become part of history like some of their predecessors?

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It seems like we’ll find out sooner rather than later as the festival is kicking of today, May 17th. In the meantime, Mag 101 tributes 70 years of Cannes with a selection of our favorite stories and anecdotes about the festival:

  1. Roman Polanski and the Cannes Film Festival’s fun fact
  2. Jeanne Moreau has been president of the jury twice
  3. Top 5 most jaw-dropping presidents of the jury
  4. 3 questions to Bernard Payen, past-member of the jury
  5. How a telegram has changed Cannes’ jury…
  6. Cannes’ first president of the jury
  7. Rockstars for Cannes’ jury duty!
  8. The first pictures of Cannes 2017’s jury
  9. When Netflix debuts in Cannes…
  10. Clint Eastwood is the best professor in town!

So hold on tight as we zoom once again into pop culture !

And as French director Claude Lelouch – who was also a member of the jury in 1967 and a Golden Palm winner in 1966 – once said: 

Cannes, first of all is a set of stairs: stairs that are easy to climb… difficult to come down from

Roman Polanski and the Cannes Film Festival

Infographics - May 17, 2017

Being part of a jury in Cannes means following some strict rules. But sometimes it can also mean creating some new ones. It was the case in 1991 when Roman Polanski was deemed a bit too enthusiastic.

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Jeanne Moreau is the only one who has been president of the jury twice at Cannes

Shine at parties! - May 17, 2017

Apart from its early years, Cannes Film Festival has always made sure not to give out the chair of the jury twice to the same person ever since 1960. But everybody knows that rules are made to be broken, right? Well that’s exactly what Gilles Jacob has done. Turns out the festival’s president has been infatuated with the actress ever since he’d seen her play two different roles in the movie in The Dazzling Hour by Anna Bonacci.
And just like that, Jeanne was the president of the jury both in 1975 and in 1995. She’s definitely not your average lady.

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Top 5 most jaw-dropping presidents of the jury

Gimme 5 - May 17, 2017

1. Tim Burton in 2010 : If the American director has made a name in the mainstream with very popular movies, this did not prevent him from giving out the Golden Palm to a terribly contemplative Thai movie in 2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Daring!

2. David Cronenberg in 1999 : While everybody thought Cronenberg would give out his Golden Palm to Pedro Almodòvar’s All About My Mother, the American director shocked everybody when he gave it to Rosetta, a film by the then-unknown Dardenne Brothers. To silence the critics, he went on to say in Vulture : « the vote for Rosetta was the fastest vote in the history of the Palme because everybody said, “Yes, Rosetta’s the one”».

3. Quentin Tarantino in 2004 : You would think the director of Pulp Fiction would have chosen something high energy; brutal and eccentric like Park Chan-Wook’s Old Boy. To the general surprise, he alongside his jury went for the politically charged Farhenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore. Puzzling.

4. Roberto Rossellini in 1977 : Everybody thought the great Italian neorealist filmmaker would reward Ettore Scola’s A Special Day, but clearly everybody was wrong. Surprisingly, Rossellini decided this year to offer the Palme d’Or to Padre Padrone by the Taviani brothers, a film shot in 16 mm for television. The Roman director explained his bold choice at the closing ceremony: “Without television, cinema will die”.

5. Isabelle Huppert in 2009 : That year, the Golden Palm went to The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke. Nothing surprising here as the president of the jury was Isabelle Huppert who was named Best Actress in 2001 for The Pianist… by Haneke. But it turns out it was never Huppert’s first pick: Brillante Mendoza’s hyper-violent Kinatay and the infamous Antichrist by Lars Von Trier were apparently the actress’ faves. Ms. Huppert is not to be messed with.

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3 questions to Bernard Payen, past-member of the jury at Cannes : “Those 10 days have been an enchanting interlude”

The 3 questions - May 17, 2017

In 2015, Bernard Payen, filmmaker and director of programming at Cinémathèque Française, was part of the jury of the Golden Camera (Caméra d’Or) in Cannes. It is an award for the best first film.
We came to him to know a bit more about what life as a Cannes juror is like.

Orange Pop: What is a typical day for a Cannes juror?

Bernard Payen: Being a juror at Cannes is experiencing the festival under the best possible circumstances, being able to enter the theater and have a reserved seat, even when you’re late. They wanted us to watch the movies together as much as possible. The pace is quite intense (that year, the selection had 24 films), which is even worse if you want to attend other screenings than those you are obliged to go to. The hardest part is not talking about the movies during the festival, so just imagine meeting your friends or the people you know and they start asking about what you’ve seen and liked. But our position forbids any talking about the movies (at least those in competition for the Golden Camera)! It’s really hard not being able to share what you really liked and what you didn’t. And it only takes one conversation for rumors to start.

O. Pop: Tell us about the deliberations. Is it difficult to find common ground between all the jurors?

B.P: Our president of jury Sabine Azéma asked us to discuss about the movies right after the screenings. Obviously our instant reactions could change from day to day, which they had. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about movies more than with the jury. With most juries, you watch the movies together or separately then you meet up once or twice to review everything. That wasn’t the case with ours. Our daily passionate and rigorous conversations between people who were very different from each other have helped us see the light. That’s why when time came to deliberate, our decision pointed quite naturally towards César Augusto Acevedo’s La Tierra Y La Sombra.
O. Pop: What’s your best memory of your Cannes experience as a member of the jury?

B.P: There’s not just one. There was a real solidarity between the members of the jury, a very distinctive one, which was kind of unexpected as we didn’t know each other for the most part. Those 10 days have been an enchanting interlude and to this day we’re still in touch and share lots of colorful memories, including one during a boat trip to the Lérins Islands that I think we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives.

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Bernard Payen, juror at Cannes in 2015 © courtsdevant

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How a telegram has changed Cannes’ jury?

The killer question - May 17, 2017

For some, it’s easy to be president of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival… it’s even very easy… like in 1980 for example. That year, the organizers of the Festival had decided to appoint German filmmaker Douglas Sirk as the president of the jury.

To inform him, they sent a telegram that read: “Request Douglas Sirk for jury”. Sadly the message is incorrectly decrypted and turns into “Request Douglas, Kirk for jury”.
The error wasn’t rectified and American actor Kirk Douglas was named president of the jury instead of Sirk. Talk about a legendary turn of events!

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Another reason why Kirk Douglas is a legend © Herbert Behrens / Anefo (Nationaal Archief)

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Georges Huisman, Cannes’ first president of the jury.

Who's who - May 17, 2017

It’s hard to imagine but there was a time when cinema’s A-listers weren’t headlining the festival. Georges Huisman, historian and head of the School of Fine Arts, was named as the president of the steering comity of the very first Cannes Film Festival originally planned for 1939. Unfortunately, the Second World War made it impossible for the festival to be launched and it was in 1946 that the first edition took place with Huisman as the president of the jury. He would go on to preside the jury for two more years and to this day, some still consider him a key figure in the story of the world-renowned festival. Thank you Georges !

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There were already paparazzi though © France Culture

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Rockstars for Cannes’ jury duty!

Music - May 17, 2017

Rockstars at Cannes Film Festival, that’s nothing new. Rockstars in Cannes Festival jury, that’s never happened, but could it all be set to change?
Although many musicians have been part of the jury in the past, most of them had a direct link to the cinema industry, like French film composer Alexandre Desplats and as of late Will Smith who, just like 2016 jury member Vanessa Paradis, is as successful as a musician than an actor.

But does it take evolving in the movie world to be even considered for jury duty?

Not at all, for example Malian singer Rokia Traoré and Norwegian author and journalist Linn Ullmann have both served on the jury. And if Thierry Frémaux’ latest remarks are anything to go by, it seems like the director of the festival is willing to shake things up by including some legendary rockstars to future panels : « Bruce Springsteen is a musician I really like… president of the jury ? No. Juror ? Yes. Mick Jagger, who often comes to Cannes and is a huge cinema lover, president of the jury ? Never, part of the jury ? Yes ». He also said that it’s not everyone that can be part of the jury, you need “credibility”.

Clearly the festival is looking to get cooler with time, and nothing says “COOL” like rockstars, so Mr Frémaux, please make it happen!

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The first pictures of Cannes 2017's jury

Stories - May 17, 2017

This is it, the first pictures of the 70h Cannes Film Festival jury are out. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the class of 2017 with President of the jury Pedro AlmodòvarJessica Chastain, Will Smith, Fan Bingbing, Paolo Sorrentino, Maren Ade, Agnès Jaoui, Park Chan-wook and Gabriel Yared.

To be honest, it looks like « The Avengers take Cannes » to us. We absolutely adore it, and it got us thinking : if these guys joined forces to work on a movie together, it would be the best thing to be released EVER.

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Red hot tango between Monica Bellucci and Alex Lutz

Stories - May 18, 2017

Whether at the most high-profile clubs or on the beach in the middle of the night, the city of Cannes is constantly dancing during the festival. Obviously, Mistress of Ceremony Monica Bellucci and her sidekick Alex Lutz got the memo: they danced a fiery tango, which ended with a big Hollywood kiss.

Their song of choice? “Piensa En Mì” that could be heard on High Heels by Pedro Almodòvar. What a nice tribute to the president of the jury who seemed to enjoy every single bit of the action lead by former juror Bellucci, comedian Lutz and and their accompanying dancers…

Not even 24 hours and already so much has happened Cannes… Who knows what tomorrow may bring?

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When Netflix debuts in Cannes...

Stories - May 19, 2017

As you know we’re big fans of Netflix (binge-watching forever), so we’re a bit sad to see that its presence at Cannes hasn’t had the best reception.

During the festival’s press conference, Almodòvar said: “I personally don’t perceive the Palme d’Or [should be] given to a film that is then not seen on the big screen”.
Will Smith, his juror, didn’t necessarily agree: “It has broadened my children’s global cinematic comprehension”.

But it didn’t stop there… At the screening for Bong Joon Ho’s Ojka – the first Netflix movie in the running for the Golden Palm – part of the audience started booing when they saw the Netflix logo appear and to make matters worse, the screening was interrupted after a few minutes due to some technical issues. Still, the film received great reviews!


Will it be Netflix productions’ first and last time under the jury’s consideration. Only time will tell? What we do know is that this debate is far from over

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Clint Eastwood is the best professor in town!

Stories - May 22, 2017

When the master talks, everybody listens!

The mighty Clint Eastwood was in Cannes during the weekend to show a restored version of his classic movie Unforgiven. He took the opportunity to give a masterclass where he talked about his long career, he even revealed that a return to acting might be in the cards soon (his last movie as an act was 2012’s Trouble With The Curve): “I did a lot of it for a long time. I’ll visit it again someday” 

According to the former president of the jury, Meryl Streep wasn’t necessarily a fan of the book The Bridges Of Madison County but reading the script made her want to make the movie. He shared with the audience his vision of cinema: “Cinema is completely emotional; it’s not intellectual at all”. If you say so, Clint!

45 minutes of conversation, a 3 minutes long standing-o and 400 people who’ll brag about this until the end of their life. Thank you and well done, Clint!

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Jessica Chastain shares her experience as juror

Stories - May 23, 2017

We’ve saved the best for last for our special Cannes week: Jessica Chastain shares all about her role as a juror of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

The American actress says she takes her duty very seriously and is very happy to be able to actually watch all the films of the selection – instead of walking the carpet to promote her own films.
She also talks about her first time in Cannes and what her criteria to pick the Golden Palm are.

Member of the jury in 2017, we wonder how long it will take for Ms. Chastain to be the president of her own jury. Her dedication and the choices she makes as an actress, should keep her around for many years to come. Well-done Jess!

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See you next week!

To be continued - May 17, 2017

Next Wednesday, women take control of the big screen!

 

 

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