Anaïs Demoustier Announced a President of the 76th Festival de Cannes Caméra d’or Jury
French actress Anaïs Demoustier will preside over the Caméra d’Or Jury of the 76th Festival de Cannes this year. The Caméra d’Or goes to one of the debut feature films in the Official Selection and parallel sections.
The Festival de Cannes celebrates the emotion of beginnings, youth as a source of inspiration, and freshness as a force of conviction, when awarding its Caméra d’Or, a trophy symbolizing the prime tool of the cinematographic gaze, and by choosing actress Anaïs Demoustier to preside over the Jury.
In 2022, the Caméra d’Or, presided by Rossy de Palma, awarded directors Riley Keough and Gina Gammel for their “War Pony”. And Japanese director Hayakawa Chie received a Mention spéciale (special award) for her film Plan 75, and both films were in the Official Selection of Un Certain Regard.
The Jury will award its Caméra d’Or during the 76th Festival de Cannes closing ceremony on Saturday, May 27.
«Among my greatest joys as a spectator is seeing the debut film of a director who goes on to become a major force. A gesture, the first one, one that forever anchors the necessity of a director and creates a desire to see him or her begin again. As an actress, I’ve been lucky to experience alongside young directors the delicate balance between nervous energy and a desire to see through their first creation. I am very honoured and looking forward to discovering debut films at Cannes this year as President of the Caméra d’Or Jury. Promises and surprises from around the world to remind us how important cinema is…» – Anaïs Demoustier, President of the Caméra d’Or Jury.
Anaïs Demoustier won the 2020 César Award for Best Actress in Nicolas Pariser’s critical and box office hit “Alice and the Mayor.” She has a rich and varied filmography, including Michael Haneke’s “Time of the Wolf,” screened Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 2003, Christophe Honoré’s “The Beautiful Person” (2008), Rebecca Zlotowski’s “Dear Prudence” (2010), Robert Guédiguian’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes (2011), Małgorzata Szumo’s “Elles and Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux,” for which she returned to the Festival de Cannes Out of Competition in 2012. Anaïs Demoustier performed in Bertrand Tavernier’s “The French Minister” (2013), Pascale Ferran’s “Bird People,” selected for Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes in 2014, and Valérie Donzelli’s “Marguerite & Julien,” chosen for the International Competition in 2015. In 2022, she starred in two films, Out of Competition at the Festival de Cannes: Cédric Jimenez’s “November” and Quentin Dupieux’s “Smoking Causes Coughing.” And soon, she will be seen in Katell Quillévéré’s “Le temps d’aimer” and again under the direction of Quentin Dupieux for his latest film “Daaaaaali!”