CANNES, France, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Directors and brothers Joel and Ethan Coen will chair the jury for the Cannes Film Festival in May.
Joel, 60, and Ethan, 57, are the Oscar-winning directors of No Country for Old Men, Fargo and The Big Lebowski. They won the festival's Palme d'Or prize for Barton Fink in 1991.
"We look forward to returning to Cannes this year," they said in a statement. "We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time."
The Cannes Film Festival will take place May 13-24 in France. The full list of jury members will be announced in April.