Coen Brothers named Jury Presidents of Cannes Film Festival

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Oscar-winning director duo Joel and Ethan Coen, who are behind films like ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Fargo’, will serve as co-presidents of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury, organisers announced.

The official lineup and jury of the 2015 festival will be announced in April, reported Varirty Online.

“We look forward to returning to Cannes this year. We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world.

“Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time,” the directors said in a statement.

The Coen brothers have a long history with Cannes as they have won the Palme d’ Or in 1991 for ‘Barton Fink’ and the festival’s Grand Prix in 2013 for ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. They’ve also won Best Director twice: in 1996 for ‘Fargo’ and in 2001 for ‘The Man Who Wasn’t There’.

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