Actress Elle Fanning and directors Kelly Reichardt (“Meek’s Cutoff”), Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”) and Alice Rohrwacher (“Happy as Lazzaro”) will be joining jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu on the main competition jury at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Cannes organizers announced on Monday.
The jury is long on writer/directors, with six of the nine jurors falling into that category: Inarritu, Reichardt, Rohrwacher, Lanthimos, Pawlikowski and Robin Campillo (“BPM”). Fanning and Maimouna N’Diaye are the only actors on the panel, though N’Diaye, from Burkina Faso, is also a director.
The final juror is French director and graphic novelist Enki Bilal.
The jury will consider the 19 films currently in the main competition, as well as any others that may be added before the May 14 start of the festival. They will vote for awards in a number of categories, most notably the Palme d’Or.
The winners will be announced at the Cannes awards ceremony on Saturday, May 25.
The complete list of jurors:
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
Director, producer & screenwriter / Mexico
Actress / USA
Actress & director / Burkina Faso
Director, screenwriter & editor / USA
Director & screenwriter / Italy
Author of graphic novels & director / France
Director, screenwriter & editor / France
Director, screenwriter & producer / Greece
Director & Screenwriter / Poland