The New Zealand director Jane Campion has been named this year’s jury president of the Cannes film festival.
She is the first woman to head the jury since 2009 and, notably, remains the only female filmmaker to have ever won the movie festival’s prestigious Palme d’or, in 1993 for Piano. The movie also won an Oscar for best original screen play.
A romantic drama, the Piano tells the story of a mute pianist whose father sells her into marriage to a New Zealand frontiersman.
“I am truly honoured to join with the Cannes Film Festival as president of the in-competition features for 2014,” Campion said in a statement issued by the festival. “In fact I can’t wait.”
“Since I first went to Cannes with my short films in 1986 I have had the opportunity to see the festival from many sides and my admiration for this queen of film festivals has only grown larger,” she said.
Cannes will take place from May14-25.
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