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Anupama Chopra on the jury of the 'Un Certain Regard' at the Cannes
May 6, 2008 3:19:19 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
Anupama Chopra, noted film critic and author of best selling books has been invited to be on the jury for the 'Un Certain Regard' section at the upcoming 61st Cannes Film Festival. This section screens about 20 features by young filmmakers and seasoned masters and is among the most prestigious sections at the festival.
The 'Un Certain Regard' jury awards can also honor two other films besides the main prize winner. These prizes will be given at the closing ceremony on Saturday May 24, during which Robert de Niro will present the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.
Chopra said, "This is a huge and unexpected honour. The Cannes Film Festival is the world's foremost cinema event. I am very proud to represent India and the Indian film industry in this space".
The 'Un Certain Regard' jury is headed by German filmmaker Fatih Akin. The main competition section is headed by actor-director Sean Penn.