Cannes Film Festival jury includes Donald Sutherland

Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has joined the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Quebec director Xavier Dolan vying for prestigious Palme d'Or award

Film festival jury member Donald Sutherland is one of the most prolific and versatile film actors, with a career spanning five decades. (Arthur Mola/Invision/Associated Press)

Canadian actor Donald Sutherland has joined the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Other jury members include actors Kirsten Dunst, Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Paradis and Valeria Golino.

From top left to right are:jury president George Miller of the Mad Max franchise, Italian actress-director Valeria Golino, Canadian actor Donald Sutherland, and Iranian producer Katayoon Shahabi. Bottom left to right: Hungarian director-writer Laszlo Nemes, French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, American actress Kirsten Dunst, Danish Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen and French director-writer Arnaud Desplechin. (Cannes Film Festival)

The jury is rounded out by producer Katayoon Shahabi and directors Arnaud Desplechin, Laszlo Nemes and Mad Max producer George Miller, who will serve as president.

Sutherland is a two-time Golden Globe Award winner who was born in Saint John, N.B., and also grew up in Nova Scotia.

Director Xavier Dolan's newest film has been selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival. (Yves Herman/Reuters)

Canadians in the Cannes lineup include Quebec director Xavier Dolan, whose film Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World) will be in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or award.

Meanwhile, Montreal director Kim Nguyen's film Two Lovers and a Bear and Mean Dreams from Toronto's Nathan Morlando will be part of the Directors' Fortnight.

The festival runs May 11-22.


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