'Titane' actor Vincent Lindon to lead Cannes jury
Film-Cannes-Jury This combination of photos shows the members of the Cannes Film Festival jury, top row from left, British actor and filmmaker Rebecca Hall, French actor and jury president Vincent Lindon, India star Deepika Padukone; second tow from left, Swedish actor Noomi Rapace; Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca; the Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi; bottom row from left, French director Ladj Ly; American filmmaker Jeff Nichols; and Norwegian director Joachim Trier. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)A year after starring in the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner “Titane,” the French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over the jury deciding the top prize at this year's festival. The Cannes Film Festival announced Tuesday that Lindon will be jury president at next month's festival in the south of France. The 75th Cannes Film Festival begins May 17 and culminates with presentation of the Palme d'Or on May 28. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
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