“Actress Cate Blanchett appointed Jury President for the Cannes Film Festival 2018 by Jennifer Niejadlik

Cate Blanchett will serve as the jury president of the 71st Cannes Film Festival 2018.

The Australian actress stated upon her nomination, “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the gala-sphere and in competition, but never solely for the sheer pleasure of watching the cornucopia of films this great festival harbors,” the Australian actress, who next stars in Ocean’s Eight, said in a statement. “I am humbled by the privilege and responsibility of presiding over this year’s jury. This festival plays a pivotal role in bringing the world together to celebrate story; that strange and vital endeavor that all peoples share, understand and crave.”

Blanchett last attended the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, to promote “Carol”. In this complicated drama Blanchett played a 1950’s semi divorced mother who falls in love with another women. For this character Blanchett received prestigious awards for her leading role, including a Golden Globe and an Oscar. Blanchett’s acting career is vast. She has acted in 64 films and TV series.

Cate Blanchett from the film "Carol"

Cate Blanchett from the film “Carol”

Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure stated about Blanchett’s jury appointment, “We are delighted to welcome such a rare and unique artist whose talent and convictions enrich both screen and stage. “Our conversations from this autumn tell us she will be a committed president, a passionate woman and a big-hearted spectator.”

This year the Cannes Film Festival runs from Tuesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 19, 2018.

For the second year, Consort PR and Jennlik Productions will be hosting a couture gown loaning service for the Red Carpet and celebrity gift suite during the Cannes Film Festival.

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Matthew John Consort PR matthew.john@consortpr.com

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