Trier takes charge of Cannes Critics’ Week jury by Richard Mowe - 2018-03-28 11:40:42

Norwegian director Joachim Trier, president of Cannes Critics’ Week Jury, pictured with Isabelle Huppert in Cannes for Louder Than Bombs Photo: Richard Mowe As the date for the official launch of the Cannes programme comes closer (April 12), the race is on to confirm juries. Hot on the heels of the Camera d’Or announcement today Critics’ Week organisers have announced that Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been named jury president for this year’s sidebar.

The president will lead the five-person jury that will award the section’s main prizes, including the Nespresso Grand Prize and the France 4 Visionary Award to one of the seven films selected for the main competition, and the Leica Cine Discovery Prize to one of the ten shorts films in contention. Trier has made his mark on Cannes with his film Oslo, August 31st, a second feature, screening in Un Certain Regard in 2011, while he
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