The organizers of the 71st film Festival of Cannes, the Swiss director Ursula Meier was appointed chairman of the six-man jury for the Caméra d’or. This film prize rewards the best first film at the festival.
According to the organization, belongs Meier to a new generation of film-makers. The Swiss has so far two movies on its active: “Home” from 2008 and “Sister” in 2012. That last film won the same year a Silver Bear at the Berlin film Festival and was shortlisted for the Oscar for best foreign film.
Meier follows the French actress Sandrine Kiberlain as chairman. Her jury chose last year’s “Jeune Femme” to best first film. Director Léonor Serraille if when the Caméra d’or.
The 71st edition of the film Festival of Cannes takes place from Tuesday 8 to Sunday 19 may.