PHOTOS: The 68th Cannes Film Festival Commenced Today | Sophie Marceau & Others At the Jury’s ‘Conference De Presse’ this Afternoon

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Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman is the Poster woman of the 68th Cannes Film Festival

The 68th Cannes Film Festival started today-May 14, 2015—and courtesy of our proud sponsors, GhanaCelebrities.Com is once again accredited to cover the prestigious and the biggest film festival in the world.

We landed at Nice airport today around 10:00am and by the time we picked our rented car, picked our press accreditation—it was almost 14:00—at the time, the Jury’s Press Conference was taking place inside the main festival buiding.

We managed to grab some shots of the jury members including French director and actress-Sophie Marceau as they made way into the conference room despite the press chaos. The only black person on the jury this year is composer, singer-songwriter, Rokia Traoré from Mali.

For this year, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers are the two Presidents of the Jury. They are joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The Jury is made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights. Their task is to decide among the films in Competition and select the prize winners, culminating in the Palme d’or, which will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday 24th May.

The Jury…

Joel & Ethan Coen – Presidents (Directors, Writers, Producers – United States)

Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain)

Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France)

Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom)

Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali)

Guillermo del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer – Mexico)

Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor – Canada)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Actor – United States)

Rossy de Palma Actress – Spain

The 68th Festival de Cannes (13-24 May 2015) has chosen to pay tribute to Ingrid Bergman with this year’s poster, following on from Marcello Mastroianni in 2014.

Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman was a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress, and a figurehead for the new realism. She changed roles and adoptive countries as the mood took her, but never lost sight of her quintessential grace and simplicity.

She is an icon of Spanish cinema and Pedro Almodóvar’s muse: she inspired his 1986 film Law of Desire, performed in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Kika and The Flower of my Secret (nominated for two Goya Awards), and Broken Embraces (Official Selection: 2009 Festival de Cannes). She rose to international acclaim in the early 1990s with directors like Robert Altman, Mike Figgis, Patrice Leconte and Mehdi Charef. She is set to appear in Pedro Almodóvar’s next film.

Check out the below photos…

Some members of the jury…

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Xavier Dolan
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Sophie Marceau
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Rokia Traoré-behind and Rossy de Palma
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Rossy de Palma

 

Joel & Ethan Coen - Press conference - Feature Films Juries © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie
Joel & Ethan Coen – Press conference – Feature Films Juries © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie
Feature Films Jury - Press conference © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie
Feature Films Jury – Press conference © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie
Sophie Marceau & Jake Gyllenhaal - Press conference - Feature Films Juries © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie
Sophie Marceau & Jake Gyllenhaal – Press conference – Feature Films Juries © GettyImages / Ben A. Pruchnie

Some random photos from our first day of settling in…

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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Editor-GhanaCelebrities.Com

 

From the airport 

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