The esteemed 77th Festival de Cannes is set to sparkle with the announcement of a stellar jury for its Un Certain Regard section, presided over by the multitalented Xavier Dolan. Widely recognized for his Cannes Jury Prize-winning film “Mommy,” the Canadian prodigy has a solid history at Cannes and brings a wealth of experience as an actor and filmmaker. Dolan’s vision and creativity will guide the jury in selecting the most groundbreaking work from a diverse lineup of films.

Accompanying Dolan, the jury welcomes the critically acclaimed Maïmouna Doucouré, celebrated for her captivating narrative in “Cuties,” unveiling the complexities of coming-of-age stories through a bold lens. Her fellow juror, Asmae El Moudir, brings a refreshing angle with her documentary prowess, highlighted by her inquisitive directorial style as seen in “The Wayfarers.”

Adding to the international flair, the German-Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps, known for her poignant portrayal in “Phantom Thread,” will draw upon her extensive acting range to evaluate emerging talent. Rounding out the jury, Todd McCarthy, celebrated for his authoritative film criticism and his directorial insight, will provide a unique perspective on the entrants. McCarthy’s extensive industry knowledge will no doubt enrich the jury’s deliberations.

 the President of the Un Certain Regard Jury :Xavier Dolan
Xavier Dolan @IndieWire

The Un Certain Regard section is lauded for spotlighting art and discovery films by youthful visionaries. With 18 films slated, 8 of which are ambitious first features, this year’s selection builds on the momentum of last year’s top prize winner, Molly Manning Walker’s “How to Have Sex,” which is a testament to the festival’s commitment to showcasing debut filmmaker talents.

Setting the section in motion on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, is Rúnar Rúnarsson’s evocative film “When the Light Breaks,” opening to what promises to be an attentive and discerning Cannes audience.

As the film sphere turns its gaze towards the main attraction of the Festival de Cannes 2024, anticipation bubbles for the vibrant array of showcases that will encapsulate the prestige of cinema. An empowering platform for auteurs and actors alike, Cannes continues to be a beacon of artistic achievement and a celebration of the cinematic journey.

FILMS IN UN CERTAIN REGARD SECTION

Norah, Tawfik Alzaidi

The Shameless, Konstantin Bojanov

Le Royaume, Julien Colonna (First Film)

Vingt Dieux!, Louise Courvoisier (First Film)

Le Procès Du Chien (Who Let the Dog Bite?), Lætitia Dosch (First Film)

Gou Zhen (Black Dog), Guan Hu

The Village Next to Paradise, Mo Harawe (First Film)

September Says, Ariane Labed (First Film)

L’histoire De Souleymane, Boris Lojkine

Les Damnés (The Damned), Roberto Minervini

On Becoming A Guinea Fowl, Rungano Nyoni

Boku No Ohisama (My Sunshine), Hiroshi Okuyama

Santosh, Sandhya Suri

Viet and Nam, Truong Minh Quý

When the Light Breaks, Rúnar Rúnarsson

Niki, Céline Sallette

Flow, Gints Zilbalodis

Also, Read: Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2024 Competition Lineup

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