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.