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Camille Cottin, Master of Ceremonies for the 77th Festival de Cannes

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The French actress Camille Cottin will be the master of ceremonies for the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 77th Festival de Cannes. This coming 14 and 25 May, she will welcome the Feature Film Jury presided over by Greta Gerwig from the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière. She succeeds Virginie Efira and Chiara Mastroianni in this role.

Getting her start in theatre, Camille Cottin has become a mainstay on the small and big screens over the past decade. Introducing herself to a wide audience in a comic register with her unfiltered character in Connasse (The Parisian Bitch: Princess of Hearts) in 2013, she has since played a wide range of roles, with her naturalistic style winning audiences over all the way to Hollywood.

A ruthless talent agent in the successful TV series Dix pour cent (Call My Agent!) from 2015 to 2020, Cottin and her corrosive sense of humour also stood out at the same time on the big screen alongside Romain Duris (Iris, 2016), Juliette Binoche (Telle mère, telle fille (Baby Bumps), 2017), Miou-Miou (Larguées (Dumped), 2018), Laurent Lafitte (Les Fauves (Savage), 2019) and Fabrice Luchini in Le Mystère Henri Pick (The Mystery of Henry Pick) in 2019.

The year 2019 was also when the Festival officially welcomed her for the first time, as part of the cast of Christophe Honoré’s Chambre 212 (On a Magical Night), screened as part of Un Certain Regard. Two years later she was back on the red steps alongside Matt Damon for the American director Thomas McCarthy’s Stillwater, screened In Competition.

Meanwhile, this French actress, who spent part of her teenage years in London, has featured in a number of English-language productions. Four years after her role in Robert Zemeckis’ Allied, starring Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt, she joined the third season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s series Killing Eve. A launch pad that led her to play Lady Gaga’s rival in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci in 2020 and be the French voice of 22 in the Disney-Pixar film Soul by Pete Docter, screened Out of Competition at Cannes.

She has recently been seen as The Queen in Bruno Dumont’s L’Empire (The Empire), as a cunning governess in Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice and in the title role of Nathan Ambrosioni’s Toni, en famille (Toni), where she plays a mother of five overwhelmed by daily life.

In 2024, Cottin is starring in four films: Julie Navarro’s Quelques Jours pas plus, Stefan Liberski’s De l’art ou du Machond, Simon Moutaïrou’s Ni chaînes ni maîtres and Pierre Schoeller’s Rembrandt.

A committed feminist, Cottin created the Malmö production company in 2020 alongside Shirley Kohn in order to develop projects that seize upon major social issues such as women’s rights, LGBTQIA+ rights and equal opportunities.

 

The Official Selection will be unveiled on Thursday 11 April 2024.

The ceremonies of the 77th Festival de Cannes will be broadcast live on France 2 and internationally on Brut.

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