Tagore aboard as juries set for Cannes


The Festival de Cannes on Monday rounded out Isabelle Huppert's Competition jury, adding Hindi film star Sharmila Tagore, and unveiled the lineups for its Un Certain Regard and Camera d'Or juries.

Tagore joins a jury that includes Robin Wright Penn, James Gray and Asia Argento.

Italian writer-director Paolo Sorrentino, whose "Il Divo" took the festival's jury prize in 2008, will preside over the Un Certain Regard jury alongside French actress Julie Gayet, Toronto International Film Festival director Piers Handling, Indian journalist and festival programmer Uma Da Cunha and Swedish journalist Marit Kapla.

The Un Certain Regard program opens May 14 with Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi's "Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats."

French actor-turned-director Roschdy Zem will head the jury for the Camera d'Or, a prize created in 1978 to honor the best first film in the official selection; 20 films will vie for the award this year.

Zem will be joined by cinematographer Diane Baratier, the Federation of Film Technicians' Olivier Chiavassa, director Sandrine Ray, Critics' Syndicate's Charles Tesson and the Fribourg Film Festival's Edouard Waintrop. (partialdiff)