Cate Blanchett As President, Kristen Stewart As Jury Member For Cannes Film Festival 2018

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Kristen Stewart has been in news recently over joining the jury of upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2018 that is set to take place in Cannes, France next month.

Along with Kristen Stewart, the other jury members will include American film director Ava DuVernay, Taiwanese actor Chang Chen, the French film director Robert Guédiguian, the Burundian singer-cum-musician Khadja Nin, and the Russian film director Andrey Zvyagintsev.The jury president will be Cate Blanchett.

The artistic director of the festival, Thierry Fremaux said that at Cannes this time around the main focus is on keeping gender equality, especially in the selection committee. This would definitely help in a fair choice of all the winners.

Cate Blanchett’s jury will have a total of 5 women and four men. More information on the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2018 reveals that fighting for the Palme d’Or winner there will feature three movies made by women filmmakers. This is being done to put to rest the allegations put against Cannes for being partial to women and indulging in racial discrimination.

The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival will be starting from May 8 to May 19, 2018.

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