Claire Denis named president of Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury for the 72nd Festival de Cannes

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French filmmaker and screenwriter Claire Denis is to lead the Short Films and Cinéfondation Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes.

Claire Denis will succeed Abderrahmane Sissako, Naomi Kawase, Cristian Mungiu and Bertrand Bonello. On Thursday May 23, along with her jury, she will award the three prizes of the Cinéfondation among the 17 film students’ works presented. On Saturday May 25, she will award the Short Film Palme d’or at the Closing Ceremony of the 72nd edition of the Festival de Cannes.

Claire Denis has occupied a unique place in contemporary cinema for more than 30 years. She has directed a compelling body of work, including 13 feature films, four of which were screened in the Festival de Cannes’s Official Selection. A true adventurer, she has established her taste for observation and experimentation throughout her artistic journeys, navigating between introspection and openness to the world.