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Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe named to Cannes jury

Five women and four men will sit on the jury for the 67th Cannes Film Festival this year.
By Kate Stanton   |   April 29, 2014 at 10:36 PM   |   Comments

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CANNES, France, April 29 (UPI) -- A number of famous names will sit on the jury for the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, held May 14-25 in Cannes, France.

Organizers said Monday that director Sofia Coppola and actors Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal would join jury president, The Piano director and Top of the Lake creator Jane Campion on the prestigious panel.

The jury also includes Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, French actress Carole Bouquet, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, Chinese director Jia Zhangke, and South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon

“Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico,” festival organizers said in a statement.

Director Steven Spielberg served as jury president last year, when Blue is the Warmest Color took the Palme d'Or.

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