Cannes Film Festival: Lukas Dhont, Marina Fois Join Un Certain Regard Jury

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Lukas Dhont

They will join 'Capernaum' director Nadine Labaki's jury for the official sidebar.

Girl director Lukas Dhont and French actress Marina Fois are set to come to Cannes, joining the Un Certain Regard jury of the world's biggest film festival, organizers unveiled Tuesday.

Dhont's film about a transgender teen screened in the Un Certain Regard section last year, taking three prizes, before going on to a Golden Globe nomination. 

German producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst — who was behind In the Fade, for which Diane Kruger earned best actress honors at Cannes and which won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film last year — and Jauja director Lisandro Alonso will also join the five-person panel.

Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, whose Capernaum was nominated for a best foreign-language Oscar this year, will head up the jury. 

The Un Certain Regard prizes will be selected from the 16 films in the sidebar, including Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc, Christophe Honore's Chambre 212 and Danielle Lessovitz's Port Authority. Those awards will be given out in a special ceremony on Friday, May 24, ahead of the Palme d'Or at the closing ceremony.

The festival on Monday announced its main competition jury, with Elle Fanning, Kelly Reichardt and Yorgos Lanthimos joining president Alejandro G. Inarritu's jury.