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Isabella Rossellini to head Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

The Cannes Film Festival says Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini will head the jury for its sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard.

Side competition includes works from offbeat and up-and-coming filmmakers

Isabella Rossellini, seen here during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, will head the jury for Cannes' sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

The Cannes Film Festival says Italian-American actress Isabella Rossellini will head the jury for its sidebar competition, Un Certain Regard.

She will help choose a winner of the 20-film contest, which tends to include works from offbeat and up-and-coming filmmakers.

Rossellini, daughter of director Roberto Rossellini and actress Ingrid Bergman, has starred in many adventurous and quirky films, including David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Abel Ferrara's The Funeral and Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World.

The festival said Friday she will also attend a Cannes screening of a documentary about her mother.

Filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are joint presidents of the main competition jury at the French Riviera festival, which runs May 13 to 24.

The lineup for this year's festival will be announced next Thursday.

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