Xavier Dolan to Lead Un Certain Regard Jury at Cannes Film Festival

Toronto, Canada – Xavier Dolan, the renowned Canadian filmmaker known for his critically acclaimed films such as “Mommy,” has been appointed as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury for the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. This prestigious position allows Dolan to celebrate emerging talent in the industry.

Expressing his excitement about the opportunity, Dolan shared, “I am humbled and delighted to return to Cannes as President of the Un Certain Regard Jury. Discovering the work of talented filmmakers has always been at the heart of my personal and professional journeys. This responsibility gives me the chance to focus on an essential aspect of the art of film: stories told truthfully.”

Dolan’s journey in the film industry began at a young age. He made his feature directorial debut with “I Killed My Mother” at the age of 19. Since then, he has continued to impress audiences and critics with films like “Heartbeats,” “Laurence Anyways,” and “Mommy.”

His psychological thriller “Tom at the Farm” was showcased at the Venice Film Festival, and his film “It’s Only the End of the World” received the Grand Prix at the Festival de Cannes. Dolan has also directed films like “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” and “Matthias & Maxime.”

The Cannes Film Festival, scheduled to take place from May 14 to 25, will be presided over by Greta Gerwig, the director of “Barbie.” The official selections for the festival will be announced on April 11.

With his vast experience and passion for storytelling, Xavier Dolan is poised to bring fresh perspectives to the Un Certain Regard Jury and contribute to the celebration of emerging talent at the Cannes Film Festival.