Audrey Diwan, who won the Golden Lion at Venice for her second feature Happening in 2021, was named jury president of the Cannes Critics’ Week for its 62nd edition this year that runs between 17 and 25 May 2023.
The jury members include Portuguese director of photography Rui Poças, German actor, choreograph and dancer Franz Rogowski, Indian journalist, curator and advisor to the programming of the Berlin Film Festival Meenakshi Shedde as well as Sundance’s Film Festival programming director Kim Yutani.
The jury will award the Critics Week Grand Prize for best feature film, the French Touch Prize of the Jury, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for best actor and actress, and the Leitz Ciné Discovery Prize for best short film.
Critics’ Week, a parallel selection of the Festival de Cannes, is dedicated to first and second films.
The Grand Prize for the 2022 edition went to Andrés Ramírez Pulido’s La Jauría, while Charlotte Wells picked up the French Touch Prize for Aftersun.