Meet The Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes under the presidency of Cate Blanchett

Meet The Jury of the 71st Festival de Cannes under the presidency of Cate Blanchett

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The Jury of Cannes 2018 has been revealed. Also a new photo of Cate has become available. It belongs to a photoshoot from 2015 by Steve Chee for Variety. Take a look at the pic and official press release below.

Facing a renewed Competition which presents filmmakers who will compete for the first time, the Jury of the next edition of the Festival de Cannes (8-19 May 2018) invites 5 women, 4 men, 7 nationalities and 5 continents under the presidency of Cate Blanchett.

The Jury will reveal his prize list on Saturday, May 19 during the Closing Ceremony.


Cate Blanchett – President
(Australian actress, producer)

Chang Chen
(Chinese Actor)

Ava DuVernay
(American writer, director, producer)

Robert Guédiguian
(French director, writer, producer)

Khadja Nin
(Burundian songwriter, composer, singer)

Léa Seydoux
(French actress)

Kristen Stewart
(American actress)

Denis Villeneuve
(Canadian director, writer)

Andrey Zvyagintsev
(Russian director, writer)

Chang Chen – Chinese Actor
Chang Chen made his film debut in the late Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day. He rose to fame in the Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000. His film credits include Wong Kar Wai’s Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004), The Grandmaster (2013), Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times (2005) and The Assassin (2015), Tian Zhuangzhuang’s The Go Master (2006) John Woo’s Red Cliff (2008-2009), The Last Supper directed by Lu Chuan (2012). In 2017, he returned for Yang Lu’s film Brotherhood of Blades II and recently played in Forever young by Fangfang Li.

Ava DuVernay – American Writer, Director, Producer
Nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe and winner of the BAFTA and EMMY, Ava DuVernay is a writer, director, producer and film distributor known for the historical drama Selma (2014), the criminal justice documentary 13TH (2016) and the recent Disney’s cinematic adaptation of the classic children’s novel A wrinkle in Time. Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize for her film Middle of Nowhere, DuVernay amplifies the work of people of color and women directors through her film collective ARRAY.

Robert Guédiguian – French Director, writer, producer
The work of Robert Guédiguian, an activist filmmaker, celebrates the city of Marseille where he grew up. Acclaimed by critics when he first started directing in the 80s, he met public success with Marius and Jeannette, which won the Prix Louis-Delluc in 1997. His film credits include Marie-Jo et ses deux amours (2002) Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars (2004), Le Voyage en Arménie (2007), Lady Jane (2008), L’armée du crime (2009), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011). His latest film in date, The House by the Sea (2017), received enthusiastic response from critics and audience.

Khadja Nin – Burundian Songwriter, composer, singer
Youngest of a family of eight Khadja Nin studied music at an early age, before leaving Africa to go to Europe. Her albums are a mix of occidental popmusic, African and afro-cuban rhythms. She gained wide recognition and success with « Sambolera Mayi Son ». “Ya…” (“From me to you”) is a wonderful tribute to Mandela and the video of her song “Mama” was directed by Jeanne Moreau. International Artist, she became a Unicef and ACP Observatory on Migration Good Will Ambassador. She was awarded the Prize “Prix de l’Action Feminine” by the African Women’s League in 2016. She has been committed to support ordinary heroes.

Léa Seydoux – French Actress
Rising to fame with Christophe Honoré’s The Beautiful Person in 2008, Léa Seydoux is an award-winning actress, notably the Palme d’or for Abdelatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Colour in 2013. She successfully alternates between author and mainstream films. Her film credits include Rebecca Zlotowski’s Dear Prudence and Grand Central, Benoît Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen and Diary of a Chambermaid, Bertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent, Sam Mendes’ Spectre, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World.

Kristen Stewart – American Actress
Kristen Stewart has been playing roles since an early age and received widespread recognition in 2008 for The Twilight Saga film series (2008–12). Her film credit includes Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Equals by Drake Doremus (2015), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ang Lee (2016), and several Festival de Cannes Selections On the Road by Walter Salles (2012), Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) and Personal Shopper (2016) both by Olivier Assayas (2014) as well as Café Society by Woody Allen. She directed her first short film Come Swim in 2017.

Denis Villeneuve – Canadian director, writer
Internationally renowned and recently two-time Academy Award winner for Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve made his debut at the National Film Board of Canada in the early 90’s. His first feature, Un 32 août sur terre (1998) was invited to Cannes. He returned there with Next Floor (2008), Polytechnique (2009) and the Oscar nominated Sicario (2015). In 2010 Incendies was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. In 2017, Arrival was nominated for 8 Oscars and 9 BAFTAs, including best movie and best director.

Andreï Zvyagintsev – Russian Director, writer
Multi-award winning filmmaker Andreï Zvyagintsev has already become one of the most respected directors in Russian and international cinema. He directed his first feature film in 2003 The Return which won him a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. He has continued to write and direct award-winning feature films The Banishment (2007), Elena (2011) and Leviathan (2014). His most recent film Loveless won the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes 2017, and was among the nominees at the Golden Globe and 90th Academy Awards.


‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Title Revealed

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Title Revealed

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Vanity Fair has revelead the official title for the third film of the How to train your dragon franchise. Read it below.

The third film in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise has been christened.

In advance of a special sneak peek of the film at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival, DreamWorks Animation has announced that part three will be entitled “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” The film is billed as the series’ culmination and will hit theaters in 2019. The voice cast includes Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, and Craig Ferguson.

Attendees to the festival will learn more about the making of the film as part of an extended presentation on DreamWorks Animation’s films and the work of “How to Train Your Dragon” director Dean DeBlois. The presentation will take place on June 14 in the festival’s main venue, the Bonlieu Theater.

“As well as being a major artist, Dean DeBlois is a longtime friend of Annecy,” Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy Film Festival, said in a statement. “We are excited to welcome him this year and present his work in a context that will emphasize his great talent. ‘The How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise is closely linked to our festival and this is why we are eager to offer our audience the chance to preview footage from the film.”


Cate Blanchett Hopes For More Female-led Films

Cate Blanchett Hopes For More Female-led Films

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Cate gave an interview to Standard UK when she attended the opening of the new Armani boutique in London last week. She talked about how much fun she had filming Oceans 8 and her hopes to have more female-led films. Enjoy!

Also, we would like to thank Sandy for her donation to the website. Thanks you!

Cate Blanchett: ‘I hope all-women Ocean’s 8 will be the first of many female-led films’

Cate Blanchett hopes her forthcoming all-female heist movie Ocean’s 8 will open the floodgates for more films with women taking all the starring roles.

The Oscar-winning actress will appear alongside Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter in the spin-off of the Ocean’s Eleven film series, due in cinemas in June.

She said: “Making Ocean’s 8 was too much fun! I hope and trust it will be as much fun to watch as it was to make.

“It’s funny because you don’t worry about what you’re missing until you experience it. Something that all of us were saying is that an all-female starring cast is so rare.

“You get maybe one, two or three of you — but to get eight of you that have all got really interesting roles that are all playing off one another is very rare.

“It’s happened to me in the theatre a little bit but it’s never happened to me before in film. So it’s hopefully to be oft repeated.”

Blanchett, 48, was speaking exclusively to the Standard as she attended the launch of the new Giorgio Armani and Armani/Casa boutique in Sloane Street.

She is a close friend of Armani and has been the face of the brand’s fragrance Si since 2013.

She revealed: “The first thing I bought with my first pay cheque after drama school was an Armani suit — on sale obviously! If it was full-price that would have been some pay cheque!”

Blanchett feels that people should focus on their own fashion sense rather than “try and mimic other people’s tastes”.

She had to turn down a West End stage role in All About Eve due to family commitments, but revealed another project is in the air.


Cate Blanchett on Elle Norway – Interview

Cate Blanchett on Elle Norway – Interview

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Cate gave an interview to Elle Norway and talks about her creative collaboration with Mr Armani. Enjoy!

Crush på Cate!
Enda en romanse har spiret i duftverdenen. Helt siden Marilyn Monroe avslørte at hun gikk til sengs kun iført Chanel N°5, har skuespilllere fungert som muser for verdens mest kjente parfymer. Elizabeth Taylor for Elizabeth Ardens White Diamond. Natalie Portman for Diors Miss Dior. Kristen Stewart for Chanels Gabrielle. Og siden 2013, Cate Blanchett for Armanis Sì.

Er det fordi en parfyme kan være så allsidig, at man kan kle seg i ulike stemninger og endre karakterer – akkurat som når skuespillere tolker en rolle? Jeg tar med meg spørsmålet inn på Armanis eget hotell i Milano der Cate sitter – uklanderlig kledd i en hvit dress fra Armani.

Cate Blanchett er vanskelig å ta øynene fra. Hun har en sterk karisma og en kjapp humoristisk sans, men hun er også reflektert og svarer med dype resonnementer og en stor dose ydmyket på alt man spør hun om. I suiten står et stort portrett av Cate og den nye Sì Passione-duften.

–?Herregud, det er så rart å sitte og se på seg selv på den måten, jeg klarer nesten ikke konsentrere meg, haha.

Er du enda ikke vant til å se deg selv på film og bilder?

–?Nei, det tror jeg aldri at jeg kommer til å bli. Det er nok også derfor jeg har så vanskeligheter med å ta en selfie, jeg synes nesten det er motbydelig for å være ærlig.

Men hvem er egentlig Cate Blanchett?

–?Haha, ja, hvem vet egentlig hvem man er? Jeg har alltid vært nysgjerrig og fascinert av menneskers kompleksitet. At vi, inkludert meg selv, bærer med oss så mange paradokser – både styrker og svakheter.

Hva har fått deg og Mr Armani til å jobbe så bra sammen i så mange år?

–?Mitt forhold til Armani går langt tilbake i tid. Jeg har alltid vært opptatt av klassisk herresøm – jeg elsker å være kvinne, men elsker også å gå kledd i dress og slips. Jeg kjøpte faktisk min første Armanidress på salg i Sidney med min første store lønning, så mye har jeg beundret hans talent. Vi deler også en kreativ måte å se livet på og har utviklet et dypt vennskap opp gjennom årene. Han er enormt generøs og har vært en fantastisk mentor for meg. Ærlig talt er jeg fremdeles beæret over at jeg får være ansiktet utad for en så sterk signaturduft som Sì – jeg vet at det er en beslutning Mr. Armani selv har tatt, fra hjertet.

Hva er det viktigste du har lært av han?

–?Han har et så positivt livssyn og ser så mange muligheter i livet. Bare det faktum at han har skapt en parfyme som heter Sì (ja), sier mye spør du meg. For han handler det om å se det positive i livet og det prøver jeg å ta med meg i denne gale verden vi lever i.

Apropos en gal verden, hvordan bruker du din plattform til å påvirke andre?

–?Jeg er engasjert i UNICEF og prøver å gjøre det lille jeg kan for å gjøre en forandring her i verden. Det er mange som er kritiske til at kjente personer engasjerer seg i veldedighet, men jeg tenker at det er noe av det viktigste jeg kan gjøre. At jeg har en mulighet til å nå ut til folk – og at det på et sett kan hjelpe andre, om så bare i liten grad, ser jeg på som et privilegium.

Duften Sì Passione er den syvende duften i Sì-familien. Cate har vært duftens muse siden lanseringen i 2013. Sì Passione er skapt av parfymøren Julie Massé.



Cate Blanchett at the Giorgio Armani boutique opening in London

Cate Blanchett at the Giorgio Armani boutique opening in London

Hello Blanchetters!

Two days ago, Cate attended the Giorgio Armani & Armani/Casa’s Boutiques Opening celebration held at Sloane Street in London, England. Here’s the only public photo available of this event. Special thanks to

New trailer for Ocean’s 8 starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett

New trailer for Ocean’s 8 starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released a character teaser and the main official trailer for the movie Ocean’s 8. Cate plays Lou Miller.
#Oceans8 stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter.
Take a look!

Character Caps

Main Official Trailer

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