Cannes 2023: ‘Un Certain Regard” jury announced

May 3, 2023
Cannes Film Festival (Credit: Mathilde Petit-Boh/FDC)

Following last year’s Italian director, actress and producer Valeria Golino, this year American actor John C. Reilly is set to preside over the Un Certain Regard Jury, together with French director and screenwriter Alice Winocour, German actress Paula Beer, French-Cambodian director and producer Davy Chou and Belgian actress Émilie Dequenne. Reilly will be in charge of awarding prizes for the Un Certain Regard section, which showcases art and discovery films by young auteurs.

This year, 20 films have been selected (one last addition to the selection is announced in this press release), including 8 debut films. The 2022 Un Certain Regard top prize went to French directors Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret’s debut feature Les Pires (The Worst Ones).

“I have had so many life changing moments at the Festival de Cannes (from my miraculous first trip with Paul Thomas Anderson to celebrating my 50th birthday from the Palais stage!) so to be chosen as the President of Un Certain Regard Jury is truly such an incredible honour,” said Reilly. “Many of the films I have been lucky to appear in have been selected by the Festival over these many years and nothing feels as special as being invited to this amazing annual gathering of the very best cinema has to offer the world. I look forward to helping launch another generation of filmmakers on this special occasion as the Festival has done since its inception. I am humbled and thrilled. ¡Viva Cinema!”

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