This Barbie goes to Cannes. Barbie auteur Greta Gerwig can be heading to the south of France this spring to go the jury of the 77th Cannes Movie Pageant.
Gerwig stated that she was “surprised and thrilled and humbled” to be chosen to guide the celebrated movie competition. “As a cinephile, Cannes has all the time been the head of what the common language of films may be,” she added in an announcement. “I can’t wait to see what journeys are in retailer for all of us.”
Gerwig would be the first-ever feminine American director to guide Cannes jury. She’s definitely certified for the gig, having written and directed two Oscar-nominated movies—Ladybird and Little Girls—and co-written and directed the largest film of 2023, Barbie. At 40 years previous, she’s additionally the second-youngest individual to go the Cannes Movie Pageant, after Oscar winner Sophia Loren, who led the jury when she was 31 in 1966. Gerwig follows within the footsteps of two-time Palme D’or winner and Triangle of Disappointment director Ruben Ostlund, who headed the jury this previous 12 months, when Justine Triet‘s Anatomy of a Fall gained the highest prize.
Thierry Frémaux, Cannes Movie Pageant’s creative director, and Iris Knobloch, its president, instructed the New York Instances that Gerwig was “the apparent selection” to guide the competition subsequent 12 months. Gerwig, they stated, “audaciously embodies the renewal of world cinema” and “can be the consultant of an period that’s breaking down obstacles and mixing genres, and thereby elevating the values of intelligence and humanism.”
The 77th Cannes Movie Pageant will happen from Might 14 to Might 25. The lineup for subsequent 12 months’s competition can be introduced in April.