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Sofia Coppola joins Cannes film festival jury

2014-05-01 12:00

Paris  — American director Sofia Coppola and China's Jia Zhangke have been selected among the nine members of the Cannes film festival jury.

The Riviera festival's organizers announced Monday four men and four women who will select the honourees at the May 14-25 event alongside this year's president, New Zealand director Jane Campion.

Jia's A Touch Of Sin won Cannes' best screenplay prize last year. Coppola won a best screenplay Oscar for Lost in Translation in 2003.

Rounding out the jury are actress Carole Bouquet of France, American actor Willem Dafoe, actresses Leila Hatami of Iran and Jeon Do-yeon of South Korea, actor-director Gael Garcia Bernal of Mexico and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Eighteen films are vying for the top prize — the Palme d'Or. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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