The president of the next Cannes Film Festival will be French.

The organizers revealed on Tuesday in a press release that they had entrusted this role to actor Vincent Lindon for the 2022 edition – the 75th – which will be held from May 17 to 28 on the Croisette.

The other members of the jury, which will have to establish its prize list after having seen the twenty-one films in competition, will be the British Rebecca Hall, the Indian Deepika Padukone, the Swedish Noomi Rapace, the Italian Jasmine Trinca, the Iranian Asghar Farhadi , the American Jeff Nichols, the Norwegian Joachim Trier and the Frenchman Ladj Ly.

A “splendid and heavy task”

“It is an immense honor, and a very great pride to see me entrusted, in the midst of the tumult of the multiple events that we are going through in the world, the splendid and heavy task of chairing [this] jury”, declared Vincent Lindon, quoted in the press release.

“Culture helps the human soul to rise and hope for tomorrow,” he added.

Vincent Lindon received the Best Actor Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for

La Loi du marché

by Stéphane Brizé.

Last year, he starred in

Titanium

by Julia Ducournau, awarded the Palme d'Or by the jury chaired by American director Spike Lee.

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