Golino seeks filmmaking discoveries

Italian actress heads Cannes Un Certain Regard jury

by Richard Mowe

Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino

Italian actress and film-maker Valeria Golino will be the President of the Jury of Un Certain Regard at the 75th Festival de Cannes.

The other four members of the jury comprise actress Joanna Kulig from Poland, actor Édgar Ramírez from Venezuela, director Debra Granik from the US and France’s singer-songwriter and actor Benjamin Biolay.

The jury will select the winners of this section of the Festival which celebrates young and upcoming filmmakers.

Un Certain Regard will feature 20 titles this year, including eight first films and nine films by female directors. Last year’s winner of Un Certain Regard was Russian filmmaker Kira Kovalenko’s Unclenching The Fists.

Golino says of her role: " I have been to Cannes so many times, as an actress, as a director, in different selections... It is the event of the month of May. It's a party, where you reconnect with friends. But it’s also the occasion to reflect. What path did I take? What have others done? What does the cinema say that is universal, inherent to all times and all countries? It is all the more intense within a Jury, where we will feel, think and share together. In this world full of sound and fury, I am happy and honoured to be here to help, perhaps, filmmakers to emerge."

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