President of the jury - Feature film Patrice CHEREAU
Patrice has not only trained a new generation of French actors at the Amandiers de Nanterre, he is also a distinguished international theatre and opera director. His first forays into filmmaking revealed the meticulous and concentrated elegance of his directing style, which did not go unnoticed. After Flesh of the Orchid, he directed The Wounded Man (1983) and Hôtel de France (1987), followed by Queen Margot (1994) and Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998), all which were in the Cannes Film Festival's official selection. Queen Margot was awarded two prizes, one of which was the Jury Prize. Intimacy shot in London and based on a story by the writer Hanif Kureishi, received the Berlin Golden Bear and the 2001 Louis-Delluc Award for the Best French Film. His latest film, Son Frère, based on a story by the writer Philippe Besson, was awarded the 2003 Berlin Silver Bear.
President of the jury -
Cinefondation & short films Emir KUSTURICA
Emir Kusturica was born in Sarajevo. After studying at the Film Academy in Prague (FAMU) he directed several shorts and films for television. He was awarded the Golden Lion at the Mostra in Venice for his first feature in 1981, Do You Remember Dolly Bell. In 1985, he shot When Father Was Away on Business - which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. In 1989 he made Time of Gypsies in Romany, then Arizona Dream in English for which filming was interrupted for several months during the worst period of fighting in his country. Following this experience he felt the need to tell Westerners about the history of his country through Underground - Palme d'Or 1995 at Cannes. In 1998, Black Cat White Cat was awarded the Silver Lion at the Mostra in Venice. In 2001, he made the documentary Super 8 Stories. He is currently shooting his new film Hungry Heart.
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65 YEARS IN PICTURES
An illustrated life story of the Festival