Pierre Lescure, the new president of this upcoming 68th edition of the Cannes Festival, took to the media this week after it was announced by fest that this year’s jury would be presided over by the Coen Brothers.
“These geniuses of dark humor, these portrait artists we love so, cutting and tender all at once, a balance between popular and independent,” is the savvy and warm-hearted way Lescure described the Coens in a brief interview given to French radio RTL.
He further commented that, “the decision was made mutually by Thierry Frémaux [fest programmer] and myself. We wanted them because of all these symbols, luck was on our side, since these Cannes regulars (the Coens -ed) work a lot. They will be highly active and emblematic [jury] presidents.”
This year’s selection will be announced in April.