Cristian Mungiu, alongside Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz, in Cannes Film Festival’s jury

Film director Cristian Mungiu was chosen to be part of the jury of the 66th editions of the Cannes Film Festival alongside big names of the world cinema, such as Australian actress Nicole Kidman , Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, organizers have announced on Wednesday.

The jury, headed by U.S. filmmaker Steven Spielberg, also includes French actor and director Daniel Auteuil, Indian actress Vidya Balan and female directors Lynne Ramsay, from UK and Naomi Kawase, from Japan.

Cristian Mungiu is a filmmaker close to Cannes Festival. His film „4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 days” won the Palme d’Or in 2007. He returned last year on the Croisette, where his latest film, „Beyond the hills”, earned the Best Screenplay Award, and two actresses in the leading roles, Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, the Best Actress trophy.

The 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, organized between May 15 and 26, will open with the screening of „The Great Gatsby” movie, directed by Australian Baz Luhrmann and with a distribution which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

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