French director heads San Sebastian film festival jury

6th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

French director Laurent Cantet, whose docudrama "The Class" won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, will head the jury at Spain's San Sebastian film festival later this month.

Madrid - French director Laurent Cantet, whose docudrama "The Class" won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, will head the jury at Spain's San Sebastian film festival later this month.

The rest of the jury will be made up by Mexican actor Daniel Gimenez Cacho, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, British director John Madden, Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf, Spanish actress Pilar Lopez de Ayala, and Portuguese actress Leonor Silveira, they said in a statement.

The 57th edition of the San Sebastian festival takes place from 18 to 26 September in the coastal city in northern Spain.

Among the stars expected to attend this year are US actor Brad Pitt and director Quentin Tarantino, who will present their latest film "Inglorious Bastards."

Cantet's "The Class," a naturalistic drama set in a school, was the first French film in over two decades to win Cannes' coveted Palme d'Or.

Last year the San Sebastian film festival jury awarded the Golden Shell for best film to Turkish director Yesim Ustaoglu's film "Pandora's Box."

AFP / Expatica

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