Greta Gerwig: Historic 2024 Cannes Film Festival Jury President

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Historic 2024 Cannes Film Festival Jury President

The ‘Barbie’ director will preside over the feature film competition jury at the 77th annual event.

Greta Gerwig just keeps making cinema history! The celebrated Barbie director and three-time Oscar nominee has been tapped to serve as president of the 77th Cannes Film Festival Feature Film Competition jury, the festival announced in a press release on Thursday. , in which he praised Gerwig’s monumental achievements.

Gerwig is the first American woman filmmaker to preside over the jury, which is responsible for handing out official festival awards including the Palme d’Or and Camera d’Or. At 40, however, she is far from the youngest jury president: Sophia Loren was 31 when she was in charge in 1966.

In the same statement, Gerwig said: “Cannes has always been the epitome of what the universal language of movies can be…The Cannes Film Festival jury can’t wait to see what the journey has in store for all of us.”

“Yesterday, the ambassador of independent American cinema, today at the summit of worldwide box office success, Greta Gerwig manages to combine what were previously thought to be incompatible: delivering an art-house blockbuster, art and bridging the gap between industry, exploring contemporary feminist issues. Profoundness as well as competence, and declaring her artistic ambition from within an economic model that she adopts to better use,” the festival shared in its influential statement.

Gerwig shared a statement at the release celebrating the occasion, and her passion for moving films.

 “Being in a place of danger, in a dark theater full of strangers, watching a brand new movie is my favorite place. I am stunned and excited and humbled to serve as Jury President of the Cannes Film Festival. Can’t wait to see what the journey has in store for all of us.”

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“I am amazed and excited and humbled to serve as President of the Cannes Film Festival Jury,” he added. !”

As noted in the release, Gerwig, 40, is also the youngest jury president in 58 years, since Sophia Loren took over in 1966.

Gerwig’s first directorial credit was in the 2008 “mumblecore” drama Nights and Weekends, which she co-directed and starred in with Joe Swanberg. He received Oscar nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for his 2017 film Lady Bird, and a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination in 2020 for Little Women. Barbie, which she directed and co-wrote, has so far grossed $1.4 billion worldwide (the highest-grossing film directed by a woman) and has received nine Golden Globe nominations. are

This year has been an all-around memorable one for Gerwig as her film Barbie broke all records at the box office.

To date, the film has grossed an astounding $1.44 billion worldwide, making it the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and Warner Bros.’ The most successful film of the year. Gerwig also holds the distinction of being the first female director to cross the $1 billion mark.

On Thursday, Barbie also broke records when it was nominated for 18 Critics’ Choice Awards – the most nominations for any film in the organization’s 29-year history.

The 2024 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14 to May 25.

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