Diego Luna is ready to judge…
The 36-year-old Mexican actor, director and producer will serve as a judge on the Un Certain Regard panel at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Swiss actress Marthe Keller will act as president of the panel, with French actress Céline Sallette and Swedish director Ruben Ostlund joining Luna.
Ostlund’s 2014 existential drama Force Majeure notably won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize that year and went on to earn BAFTA, BIFA and Golden Globe nominations. Luna is in this year’s Blood Father which has a Midnight Screening berth at Cannes. There are 18 films in UCR; prizes will be awarded May 21.
Meanwhile, Argentine director-playwright-writer Santiago Loza will serve as a member of the jury panel for the Short Films and Cinéfondation, alongside president Naomi Kawase, actress Marie-Josée Croze, director/screenwriters Jean-Marie Larrieu and Radu Muntean.
They will award prizes on May 20 for three of the 18 student films shown as part of the Cinéfondation selection. And they will also decide the Short Film Palme d’Or winner who will be named at the main closing-night ceremony.