The director of the movie "Toni Erdmann", Maren Ade, was invited by the president, Pedro Almodovar to Jury at this year's Cannes festival. Maren Ade won the 2016 Grand Prix Tofifest. The composition of the jury is impressive: Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino. The jury headed by the Spanish Master included two people who won Cannes last year - Maren Ade and Park Chan-wook ("The Servant"). The Chinese star, Fan Bingbing ("Iron Man 3"), French actress Agnes Jaoui ("Gusta i guściki") and Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared ("The English Patient") will also star in the jury.
The jury will review the films of many excellent directors: Todd Haynes, Sophia Coppola, Joon-ho Bong, Helmera Giorgos Lanthimos. There will also be Arnaud Desplechin, who will show "Ghosts of Ismael" starring Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mathieu Amalric. This film will open the festival on May 17. For us it is another "tofifest thread", because the author of the script for this picture is Lea Mysius, winner of the Golden Angel Tofifest a few years ago.
(on the photo Maren Ade with Independent Spirit Award)