The Jury for the 77th Festival de Cannes, chaired by Greta Gerwig, will include Turkish screenwriter and photographer Ebru Ceylan, American actress Lily Gladstone, French actress Eva Green, Lebanese director and screenwriter Nadine Labaki, as well as Spanish director and screenwriter Juan Antonio Bayona, Italian actor Pierfrancisco Favino, Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu and French actor and producer Omar Sy.The Jury will have the honor of awarding the Palme d’or to one of the 22 films in Competition, after Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, presented by Ruben Östlund’s Jury, in 2023. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 25 at the Closing Ceremony, broadcast live by France Télévisions in France and by Brut. internationally.
GRETA GERWIG – President (United States)
Director, screenwriter, actress

In just fifteen years, Greta Gerwig has made a name for herself in American and international cinema. Right from the start of her career as an actress, Greta Gerwig has also been involved as a screenwriter, collaborating on numerous projects. She co-wrote Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008), which she also co-directed, followed by Frances Ha (2012), Mistress America (2015) and, of course, Barbie with her writing partner Noah Baumbach. Her very first solo work, Lady Bird (2017) – a gripping, tender and melancholy portrait of the torments of adolescence – received 5 Oscar nominations, including for Best Director. For her second film, Greta Gerwig ambitiously took on the American literary classic Little Women, always with the aim of renewing the view of women. With her latest film, Barbie (2023), a worldwide cultural phenomenon and the biggest hit of the year, Greta Gerwig becomes the first director in the history of cinema to top the billion-dollar mark at the box office.
EBRU CEYLAN (Turkey)
Screenwriter, photographer
 
Co-writer of the 2014 Palme d’or-winning Winter Sleep, Ebru Ceylan was born in Ankara. She began making photographs at an early age and participated in various solo and group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. She studied cinema at university in Istanbul. Her first short film Kiyida (On the Edge), has been selected for the Short Films Competition at the Festival de Cannes in 1998. She served as an actress and art director in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s early films like Distant (2002) and Climates (2006) ; and co-wrote Three Monkeys (Best Director Prize 2008), Once upon a time in Anatolia (Grand Prix 2011), Winter Sleep (Palme d’or 2014), The Wild Pear Tree (2018) and About Dry Grasses (2023), all selected at the Festival de Cannes. She also writes stories and articles for various literary and art magazines and continues to work on films, photography, and video art.
LILY GLADSTONE (United States)
Actress

Gladstone is from the Blackfeet and Nez Perce Tribal Nations. She is the first Native American to be Oscar nominated for Best Actress in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, premiered at the Festival de Cannes 2023, and she won the 2023 Golden Globe and the 2024 Screen Actors Guild Award for the same. She was named Best Actress of 2023 by the New York Film Critics Circle and The National Board of Review, among many others. Lily’s breakout in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women earned her Best Supporting Actress by the LA Critics Film Association, Boston Society of Film Critics and others. Her turn in Morrisa Maltz’s The Unknown Country garnered her Outstanding Lead Performance at the 2023 Gothams. She can be seen in Hulu’s limited series Under the Bridge and will next be seen in Apple’s series by Erica Tremblay’s Fancy Dance.
EVA GREEN (France)
Actress

World-renowned actress, Eva Green first appeared in plays as Turcaret et Jalousie en trois fax (2002) for which she was nominated for Les Molières, before going on the silver screen in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Innocents: The Dreamers (2003). She alternates between Hollywood productions  – Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven (2004), Casino Royale (2006), 300: The Birth of an empire (2014), Sin City: I Killed for Her (2014) – and independent cinema David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense (2011), Gregg Araki’s White Bird (2014), Alice Winocour’s Proxima (2019). She received in 2007 the BAFTA Rising Star award. Eva also made a name for herself in the fantasy series Penny Dreadful. Close friend of Tim Burton, with whom she has made three films – Dark Shadows (2012), Miss Peregrine and the Peculiar Children (2016), Dumbo (2017) – she recently played in the French blockbuster The Three Musketeers.
NADINE LABAKI (Lebanon)
Director, screenwriter

Awarded with the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes 2018 with her powerful Capernaum, also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, Nadine Labaki has been weaving a story with the Festival for many years. After signing award-winning commercials and music videos, she took part in La Résidence de la Cinéfondation of the Festival de Cannes in 2004 to write and develop Caramel, her first feature film, a joyfully impertinent ode to female solidarity and the biggest success of Lebanese cinema abroad. In 2011, she presented Where Do We Go Now? in the Un Certain Regard selection, a bold, universal fable about tolerance, and in 2014, she directed O Milagre for the sketch film Rio, I Love You. She is currently working on her next film.
JUAN ANTONIO BAYONA (Spain)
Director, producer, screenwriter

Juan Antonio Bayona has established himself as one of Spain’s most acclaimed filmmakers, resonating with audiences and critics all over the world. His debut film, The Orphanage, premiered at la Semaine de la Critique in 2007 where it received a standing ovation. In 2012, he directed The Impossible, which won five Goya Awards, including Best Director, and was nominated for the Oscar and Golden Globe awards in the category of Best Actress for Naomi Watts. In 2016 he directed A Monster Calls, followed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series. His latest film, the Academy Award nominated Society of the Snow, has been celebrated for its deep humanism and technical prowess, won twelve Goya Awards, and is a testament to his mastery of the craft.
PIERFRANCESCO FAVINO (Italy)
Actor

The most prominent Italian actor of his generation, Pierfrancesco Favino has gained recognition with Gabriele Muccino’s debut hit The Last Kiss (2001). Awarded for his performance in Michele Placido’s Romanzo Criminale (2005), he pursued a parallel career in Hollywood with Ron Howard’s Angels and Demons and Rush, Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna and Marc Foster’s World War Z. In 2018, he played the role of Tommaso Buscetta in Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor, presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2019, and returns in 2022 with Mario Martone’s Nostalgia, also in Competition. In between, he shoots Hammamet by Gianni Amelio and Padrenostro by Claudio Noce (2020), for which he wins the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival. He recently worked with Pablo Larraìn on Maria and Gabriele Salvatores on Naples to New York
KORE-EDA HIROKAZU (Japan)
Director

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kore-eda Hirokazu graduated from Waseda University in 1987. He started directing several prize-winning documentary programs for television. His directorial debuts, Maborosi (1995) and After Life (1998) brought him international acclaim. Many of his films were selected at the Festival de Cannes including Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (Best Actor Award, 2004), Air Doll (2009), Like Father, Like Son (Jury Prize, 2013), Our little Sister (2015) and After the Storm (2016). In 2018, Shoplifters won the Palme d’or at the 71st Festival de Cannes as well as being nominated for the 91st Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has reached a turning point in international co-production, The Truth (2019) in France, and Broker (Best Actor Award, 2022) in Korea. In 2023, his latest feature Monster won Best Screenplay at the 76th Festival de Cannes.
OMAR SY (France)
Actor, producer

Winner of the César for Best Actor in Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache’s The Intouchables (2011), Omar Sy has distinguished himself in all genres: Tellement proches (2009), Samba (2014) by Toledano & Nakache, Micmacs (2009) by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Mood Indigo (2013) by Michel Gondry, Chocolat (2016) by Roschdy Zem, Yao (2019) by Philippe Godeau, The Lost Prince (2020) by Michel Hazanavicius. Also internationally: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Jurassic World (2015-2022), Ron Howard’s Inferno (2016). In 2022, he starred in Mathieu Vadepied’s Father & Soldier, the Opening film of the Un Certain Regard section at the Festival de Cannes. He will next be seen in Joe Carnahan’s Shadow Force and John Woo’s The Killer. In 2023, he founded the production studio Carrousel Studios with Louis Leterrier and Thomas Benski.

Photos: Greta Gerwig © Ben Rayner / Ebru Ceylan © Nuri Bilge Ceylan / Lily Gladstone © Lindsay Siu / Eva Green © Xavier Torres-Bacchetta / Nadine Labaki © Jihad Hojeili / Juan Antonio Bayona © Germán Romani / Pierfrancesco Favino © Pablo Arroyo / Kore-eda Hirokazu © Mikiya Takimoto / Omar Sy © Selly SY