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French director Claire Denis, who recently made her English-language debut with “High Life” starring Robert Pattinson, is to preside the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
Denis will succeed Abderrahmane Sissako, Naomi Kawase, Cristian Mungiu and Bertrand Bonello. Denis and her jury will name the three prizes winners of the Cinéfondation on May 23; and two days later the Short Film Palme d’or will be announced during the festival’s closing ceremony.
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“Claire Denis has occupied a unique place in contemporary cinema for more than 30 years. She has directed a compelling body of work, including 13 feature films, four of which were screened in the Festival de Cannes’s Official Selection,” stated Cannes, which described the director as a “true adventurer.”
“She has established her taste for observation...
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