Isabella Rossellini is set to preside over the jury in this year’s Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition, a section of the fest typically devoted to younger, less established filmmakers than the main competition. The rest of the jury, which will be made up of artists, journalists and festival directors, has yet to be named.
Rossellini and her jury will view the approximately 20 entries in the Un Certain Regard section and choose a top film, as well as a number of other winners. The winners are expected to be announced on Friday, May 23, and Rossellini and her jury will meet with them the next day, on the evening before the Cannes closing ceremony.
The actress will also pay tribute to her mother, Ingrid Bergman, when she attends the screening of documentary “Ingrid Berman, in Her Own Words.” The film directed by Stig Bjorkman is being shown as part of the Cannes Classics portion of the festival.
Bergman appears on the poster and official graphics for the 2015 film event. This year would have been her 100th birthday.
The official selection of 20 films making up the main competition at the famous film festival, as well as the films chosen for Un Certain Regard, will be revealed during a press conference in Paris on April 16.
As previously announced, the Coen brothers have been named presidents of the main compeitition jury, marking the first time two people have shared the typically singular post.
“Timbuktu” director Abderrahmane Sissako was selected as president of Cannes’ Cinefondation Jury in February.
In terms of the big screen offerings, “Mad Max: Fury Road” is slated to be screened at the festival, which was also reported earlier.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival will run from May 13 though May 24 in the South of France.