President of the jury - Feature film Nanni MORETTI
In 1969, Nanni Moretti debuted in the water polo first division and in 1970 he played in the national youth team. In 1973, he made his first short film. In 1976, he made his first feature-length film, I am Self Sufficient, filmed on Super 8 film, which was later increased to 16 mm and distributed in the cinema. This was followed by Ecce Bombo (1978), Sweet Dreams (1981), Bianca (1984), The Mass is Ended (1985) – Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival – Red Lob (1989), Dear Diary (1993) best director at the 1994 Festival de Cannes, April (1998), The Son’s Room (2001) Palme d'or at the Festival de Cannes, The Caiman (2006) and We Have a Pope (2011). He made his acting debut in the film Father and Master by the Taviani brothers (1977), and also acted in The Yes Man (directed by D. Luchetti in 1991), The Second Time (directed by M. Calopresti in 1995) and Quiet Chaos (directed by A. Grimaldi in 2008). With Sacher Film, founded in 1986 with Angelo Barbagallo, he has produced - in addition to his own films - the first works of Carlo Mazzacurati, Daniele Luchetti, Mimmo Calopresti and Valia Santella. Since 1991 he has managed and overseen the programme for the Nuovo Sacher cinema in Rome. In 1998 he founded Sacher Distribution in order to promote films that are having difficulty in finding their place in the distribution networks. In 2007 and 2008 he directed the Turin Film Festival.
President of the jury -
Cinefondation & short films Jean-Pierre DARDENNE
"With the Cinéfondation and the Short Film Competition, one is certain to discover young filmmakers, new ways of seeing which will help us in the business of living." Jean-Pierre Dardenne was born in 1951 in Engis (Belgium). When studying drama he met the poet, playwright and director Armand Gatti and became his assistant. In 1974, he and his brother Luc began shooting socially engaged videos and reports, going on to produce and direct documentaries from the production workshop Dérives. They moved into fiction with Falsch (1987), followed by Je Pense à Vous (1992). Their third film, La Promesse (1996), was successfully presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. In 1999, the Festival de Cannes selected Rosetta for the competition and the jury bestowed the film with the Palme d’Or – as well as the Best Actress prize, to newcomer Émilie Dequenne. The brothers were again in competition in 2002 with The Son for which Olivier Gourmet won Best Actor. In 2005, they came away with their second Palme d’Or, for The Child. Lorna’s Silence was awarded Best Screenplay in 2008. Continuing their journey with the Festival de Cannes, in 2011 they were back with The Kid with a Bike, for which they received the Grand Prix. In 1994, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne founded Les Films du Fleuve to produce their own films and those of other directors.
President of the jury - Un Certain Regard Tim ROTH
After drama school in London, Tim Roth worked onstage before making his film debut with The Hit by Stephen Frears (1984). This was followed by a series of art-house films: Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard (1990), and Robert Altman's Vincent and Theo (1990). Tim Roth then moved to the United States where his roles in Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994) by Quentin Tarantino brought him international renown. But it was his role in the MGM film, Rob Roy (1995) that earned him nominations for the Golden Globes and for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He has filmed with some of the biggest names in international film, with memorable performances in James Gray’s Little Odessa (1994), Everyone Says I Love You by Woody Allen (1996), Legend of 1900 by Giuseppe Tornatore (1998), Tim Burton's Planet Of The Apes (2001), Youth Without Youth by Francis Ford Coppola (2007), and Michael Haneke’s Funny Games (2007). In 1999, he directed The War Zone, presented successively at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto. Sam Shepard’s The God Of Hell saw Roth return to the stage in New York. Since 2009 he has starred in the hit series Lie To Me. He is soon to appear in Arbitrage alongside Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon.
President of the jury - Golden Camera Carlos DIEGUES
A native of the Northeast, Carlos Diegues studied law in Rio de Janeiro, whilst also running film clubs. He became a film critic and directed short films imbued with social realism. A pioneer of Cinéma Novo, in particular with Glauber Rocha, he sought to imprint Brazilian filmmaking on the national consciousness. His first feature films Ganga Zumba (1964) and The Big City (1966), spoke of his dream of a fairer world. He then went on to direct The Heirs (1969), Joanna Francesca (1973) with Jeanne Moreau and Xica da Silva (1976) which ushered in a period of great popularity for Brazilian cinema, reinforced by the success of Summer Showers (1978) an Official Selection at Cannes, as were Bye Bye Brasil (1980), Quilombo (1984) and Subway to the Stars (1987). His exploration of popular culture continued with Rio’s Love Song (1994) and Orfeu (1999). In 2006, he won the Best Film Award at the Montreal Festival, with The Greatest Love of All.
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65 YEARS IN PICTURES
An illustrated life story of the Festival