Satrapi Joins Jury of Cannes 2008


Darius Kadivar
by Darius Kadivar

The 61st Annual of the International Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 14th to May 25th 2008.

Presided this Year by American Star and director Sean Penn.

20 feature films will be competing in different categories including the prestigious Palme D'Or.

54 Feature films from a total of 31 countries will be divided as such : 20 films in Competition, 19 films in the un Certain Regard category, 53 World Premier Screenings, 8 first films and 26 short films from 18 countries.

The Jury of the Official competition is composed of the following people amongst which Iranian director Marjane Satrapi who won the Jury Prize last year for her animated movie Persepolis also nominated this year for the Oscars in best animation ( lost to Pixar's Ratatouille):


Sergio Castellitto,

Natalie Portman,

Rachid Bouchareb,

Alfonso Cuaron,

Alexandra Maria Lara,

Apichatpong Weerasethakul,

Marjane Satrapi,

Jeanne Balibar

Movies in Competition:

Les Trois Singes by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
Silence de Lorna by Jean-Pierre et Luc DARDENNE
Un conte de Noël by Arnaud DESPLECHIN
The Changeling by Clint EASTWOOD
Adoration by Atom EGOYAN
Waltz with Bashir by Ari FOLMAN
La frontière de l'aube by Philippe GARREL
Gomorra by Matteo GARRONE
24 City by Jia Zhangke
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie KAUFMAN
My Magic by Eric KHOO
La femme sans tête by Lucrecia MARTEL
Delta de Kornel MUNDRUCZO
Linha de Passe by Walter SALLES & Daniela THOMAS
Che by Steven SODERBERGH
Il divo by Paolo SORRENTINO
Leonera by Pablo TRAPERO
The Palermo Shooting by Wim WENDERS

See Official Website of the Cannes Film Festival 2008



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"Art belongs to Humanity," but the proceeds of art do not. The proceeds go into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries ONLY!

ebi amirhosseini

Thanks for Info.

by ebi amirhosseini on

Dear Mr Kadivar

As always usefull .

Red Wine


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hala cheghadar behesh poul midan vaseh davari ? vagarnah ki hoseleh dari majanni kar koneh :D .

Mona 19

Mr.Kadivar ...

by Mona 19 on

...Thank You for correcting me.I came across an article which was written it's first time we have a Iranian Jury in The Canne Festival.I'll sue them for giving wrong info to their readers ;)))


Darius Kadivar

Its not the first time Mona Jan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Hi Mona Jan,

Satrapi was already a member of the Jury of Un Certain Regard three or four years ago and even designed the official poster of that category for the festival in 1997 I believe.

Iranian director Niki Karimi was also a Jury member two years ago. In anycase it is indeed a great thing to see fellow compatriots recognized for their achievements and in turn in a position to also acknowledge others.

Art belongs to Humanity and Cannes is certainly one of the major windows and magnifying glass on World Cinema at large.



Mona 19

It's A First Time...

by Mona 19 on

... The Canne Festival has a Iranian Jury, and it's wonderful...Best of luck to Ms.Satrapi ;)


Mr.Kadivar Thanks for sharing.