Romanian director Cristian Mungiu will head the jury of the 2021 Cannes’ Critics Week. The 60th edition of Critics Week (Semaine de la Critique) will be held 7-15 July 2021.
The director will give the Nespresso Grand Prize to the best feature film, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award to the best actor or actress and the Leitz Cine Discovery Prize to the best short film.
Other jury members are Didar Domehri, producer of films directed by Eva Husson, Laurent Cantet, Santiago Mitre and Pablo Trapero, to name but a few; actress, writer, music composer and performer Camélia Jordana, 2018 César for Most Promising Actress; Michel Merkt, consultant, producer of, among others, Nadine Labaki, Maren Ade, Xavier Dolan, David Cronenberg and Paul Verhoeven and Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and member of the FIPRESCI.
The selection will be announced on 7 June 2021.