Cannes Jury to Include Gaultier, Descendants Director Payne

Jean Paul Gaultier (Patrick McMullan)

Jean Paul Gaultier (Patrick McMullan)

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its jury, and aside from the President (past Palme winner Nanni Moretti), there are some surprising picks. Among them: Jean Paul Gaultier, the designer perhaps best known for creating the cone bra Madonna wore to Cannes some 21 years ago. Perhaps he can share some fashion tips with clothes-horse actress Diane Kruger, who’ll be joined by Ewan McGregor and Alexander Payne, the director of The Descendants. Less well-known stateside are jurors Raoul Peck, a Haitian director; Andrea Arnold, the British Fish Tank helmer; and Hiam Abbas, a Palestinian filmmaker.

They’ll be judging a slate of films including Lee Daniels’s Precious followup, The Paperboy, and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.