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Cannes Adds ‘The Artist,’ Fills Out Juries

Michel Hazanavicius’ black-and-white comedy moves into competitive slot, while Tribeca’s Geoff Gilmore joins Un Certain Regard jury

With one week to go until the 64th Cannes Film Festival kicks off, Cannes organizers are still adding films and jurors, with Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" joining the lineup to become the 20th film in official competiton for the Palme d'Or.

The ArtistHanavicius is best known for the spy-film sendups "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" and "OSS 117: Lost in Rio." His new film is a black-and-white, silent period comedy with an international cast, including Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo (left), John Goodman, Missi Pyle and James Cromwell; it was originally slated to screen out of competition.

The festival also announced on Wednesday that "Elena," by Andrey Yagintsev, will screen on Saturday, May 21 at the closing ceremony of the Un Certain Regard section.

Two juries, meanwhile, are now complete. The Un Certain Regard jury will consist of its previously-announced president, Serbian director Emir Kusturica, French actress Elodie Bouchez, British critic Peter Bradshaw and festival directors Geoff Gilmore (from the Tribeca Film Festival) and Daniela Michel (from the Morelia Festival in Mexico).

The Camera d'or jury will consist of directors Bong Joon-Ho (the jury president) and Jacques Maillot, critics Daniele Heymann and Alex Masson, executive Eva Vezer, cinematographer Robert Alazraki and lab manager Daniel Colland.

The 2011 Cannes Film Festival begins Wednesday, May 11 and runs through May 22.