President of the Jury
Rossy DE PALMAActress
An emblematic actress of Spanish cinema, Rossy De Palma was revealed to audiences by Pedro Almodóvar in 1986 in La Loi du désir. With him, she then acted in Femmes au bord de la crise de nerfs, Attache-moi !, Kika, La Fleur de mon secret, Étreintes Brisées (in the Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2009) and then in Julieta which ran in the Competition in 2016 and more recently in Madres paralelas. Rossy de Palma’s movie career became more international in 1990 when she was invited to work with such directors as Robert Altman, Mike Figgis, Karim Dridi, Patrice Leconte, Mehdi Charef, Amanda Sthers, Terry Gilliam and recently Benjamin Millepied in his début feature film. Whether in New York or Paris, she has also acted in major drama and opera productions. An artist with multiple talents and a fashion icon with a rebel yet endearing personality, Rossy de Palma has appealed to many designers and creators in fashion, music, photography and art all over the world.