The 2018 Jury

President of the Feature-Film Jury 2018

Monica BellucciPresident of the Jury 2018
She is one of the most glamourous actresses in European cinema and her work with Hollywood’s biggest directors has made her a global star. Her eclecticism means she is a popular icon but also champions a certain kind of auteur film. Twice Mistress of Ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival – in 2003 and 2017 – and a James Bond girl in 2015, Monica Bellucci, the most French of Italian actresses, will be president of the jury of the 29th edition of the Dinard Film Festival, 26th to 30th September 2018.

Discovered in France in Gilles Mimouni’s The Apartment (which garnered her a César nomination) but having already played a vampire’s wife in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Bellucci went on to work with the all the era’s up-and-coming directors in different languages. She was the silent gypsy in the intensely nervy Dobermann by Jan Kounen and the writer’s muse in Mauvais Genre by Laurent Bénégui. Taking on the Romy Schneider part in Mauvais Sang, she played opposite Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman in its remake, Suspicion, before returning to her homeland to star in Malèna by Giusepe Tornatore. The new millennium saw her status as a star assured in films which have today become classics: the lavish Brotherhood of the Wolf directed by Christophe Gans, Asterix and Obelix meet Cleopatra – one of the most successful French films ever – by Alain Chabat, along with the last two instalments of The Matrix trilogy from the Wachowskis, Gaspard Noé’s traumatising Irreversible and Mel Gibson’s no less visceral The Passion of Christ.

She has been directed by Spike Lee, Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Bertrand Blier and Alain Corneau. She has exchanged dialogue with Bruce Willis in Tears of the Sun, Catherine Deneuve in The Stone Council, Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam’s The Brothers Grimm and even merged with Sophie Marceau in the strange Don’t Look Back by Marina de Van.

Recent work has taken her around the world: Iran with Rhino Season by Bahman Ghobadi, France and It Happened in Saint-Tropez by Danièle Thompson, ltaly with The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher, Quebec and Ville-Marie by Guy Édoin and finally to the former Yugoslavia at war, in Emir Kusturica’s On the Milky Road.

She topped off her performance as an 007 Bond Girl in Spectre by appearing in David Lynch’s cult TV show Twin Peaks in its 3rd series.

President of the Jury 2018
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Members of the Feature-Film Jury 2018

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Emmanuelle BercotDirector, Actor, Screenwriter - French
Emmanuelle Bercot is a woman of many talents, achieving international recognition as an actor, a screenwriter, and a director. Her first short, LES VACANCES, earned her the ‘Prix du Jury’ at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and introduced Islid Le Besco to the world. Bercot then co-wrote and starred in POLISSE, a film written for Le Besco’s sister, Maïwenn, the latter of whom would go on to direct MON ROI with Vincent Cassel opposite Bercot, earning them the ‘Prix d’Interpretation’ at the Cannes Film Festival once again. She has also featured in films by Jean- François Richet, Claude Miller, Claude Lelouch, Olivier Assayas, Betrand Tavernier, and Benoît Jacquot. This year she can be found working on the Arté miniseries FIERTÉS by Phillipe Faucon and in LES FILLES DU SOLEIL by Eva Husson, which will be released in March. In her directing career, Bercot’s portfolio boasts films such as CLÉMENT, BACKSTAGE, and parts of the film LES INFIDÈLES, as well as directing Catherine Deneuve in ELLE S’EN VA followed by LA TÊTE HAUTE, which introduced a young Rod Paradot to the world. In 2016, she co-wrote and directed the film LA FILLE DE BREST, bringing to the forefront the Mediator’s scandal.
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Alex LutzComic, Actor, Director and Wrtier - French
Originally from Strasbourg, Lutz began his career at 17, first in Pascale Spengler’s company of actors and then his own, acting in and directing works from playwrights such as Bretch, Lagarce and Becket, as well as a few of his own works (Lou et Manfred, Demain le deluge, etc…). After a few years, Lutz was approached by Bernard Verley who offered him a chance to join the TV show MALONE; it’s here that he met Sylvie Joly, for whom he would go on to co-write and direct her final show LA CERISE SUR LE GÂTEAU. Pierre Palmade then took Lutz on-board for his TV show MADE IN PALMADE and gave him the chance to put on his own play LE COMIQUE. Lutz then went on to create a one-man-show TRIPLE-LUTZ directed by Sylvie Joly, a show which, after reworking it with Tom Dingler, led him to receive the 2016 ‘Molière de l’Humour’ whilst hosting the prestigious awards ceremony. The Molière Jury in fact nominated 4 of his plays, which he had directed for Pierre Palmade, Audrey Lamy and others… He then directed and hosted the 70th Cannes Film Festival where he shared a heated and memorable kiss with… Monica Belucci. On TV, his show CATHERINE ET LILIANE was well received by the public. His entrance on to the big screen also garnered success, performing in films such as OSS 117: RIO NE RÉPOND PLUS, IL RESTE DU JAMBON? , PARIS À TOUT PRIX, SOUS LES JUPES DES FILLES, LES VISITEURS: LA RÉVOLUTION, UN PETIT BOULOT, KNOCK, et LES AVENTURES DE SPIROU ET FANTASIO. In 2015, he moved out of the spotlight to direct LE TALENTS DE MES AMIS, working again with Bruno Sanchès, his colleague from Catherine et Liliane, and Audrey Lamy, with whom he directed and co-wrote the comedy show DENIÈRE AVANT VEGAS. In 2018, he completed a deal for his second feature film, the heavily acclaimed GUY, which hit the screens as the closing film of the Critics Week at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
Thierry LacazeHead of Distribution at Studiocanal - French
Thierry Lacaze, ex head of distribution at Wild Bunch Distribution, joined Studiocanal in September as head of cinema, VOD and video distribution. He began his career in programming at PolyGram Flim Entertainment, before being named project manager at Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox and finally Pathé Distribution.
Sabrina OuazaniActor - French
All it would take is one movie for Sabrina Ouazani to make a name for herself: at the age of 16, she is nominated for the “Meilleur Espoir Feminin” César award for her role in Abdellatif Kéchiche’s film L’ESQUIVE. He would call on her again for his film LA GRAINE ET LE MULET, but between these two works, Sabrina will be a part of films by a large number of directors, including Jean-Loup Hubert (TROIS PETITES FILLES) Danièle Thompson (FAUTEILS D’ORCHESTRE), Jérôme Bonnell (J’ATTENDS QUELQU’UN) and Cédric Klapisch (PARIS).
She appeared three years running at the Festival de Cannes: in 2009 for Nassim Amaouche’s film ADIEU GARY, for Xavier Beauvois’ masterpiece DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX in 2010, in which she held one of the only major female roles, and for Radu Mihaileanu’s film LA SOURCE DES FEMMES in 2011. For her work in the 2012 film INCH’ ALLAH by Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette, she would win the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” award at Jutra 2013 (Canadian Screen Awards). Later in 2013, she would be welcomed back to Cannes for the film LE PASSÊ, by Asghar Farhadi.
Beyond drama, Sabrina’s work counts several comedies, where she will play opposite actors such as Éric Judor (MOHAMMED DUBOIS), Omar Sy (DE L’AUTRE CÔTÉ DU PÉRIPH), Alexandra Lamy (L’EMBARRAS DU CHOIX) and Franck Gastambide (PATTAYA and TAXI 5).
Inspired by Edouard Baer (OUVERT LA NUIT) and Christophe Baratier (L’OUTSIDER), Sabrina Ouazani will this year hold the main role in 3 feature-length films: DEMI-SŒURS, BREAK, and FRÈRES ENNEMI, which will hit the screens in October and is part of the official selection of the Mastra of Venice 2018.
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Rupert Grint Actor - English
Rupert showed an interest in acting from an early age, appearing in productions at his school and local theatre group. In 2001 Rupert made his professional acting debut when he won the role of Ron Weasley in the adaptation of J.K.Rowlings’ popular book HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSPHER’S STONE.
Following his success in the first Harry Potter film, Rupert starred as a young madcap professor in THUNDERPANTS (2002) alongside Simon Callow, Stephen Fry and Paul Giamatti. He then returned to his acclaimed role of Ron Weasley in the adaptations of HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (2002), HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004), HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005), HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007), HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) and HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART I & II (2010/11). Leading film magazine Empire presented Rupert and his co-stars, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, with the prestigious Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of their performances in all the Harry Potter films.
In between the Harry Potter films, Rupert focused on expanding his acting to other roles, appearing as the voice of Peter Pan in BBC documentary HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETER PAN (2005) with an all-star cast including Johnny Depp and Dustin Hoffman. He also starred in films such as DRIVING LESSONS (2006), and the independent British film CHERRYBOMB (2009). Rupert then went on to star in the UK comedy WILD TARGET.
2011 saw Rupert complete filming on CROSS OF HONOUR in Norway. In 2013, Rupert starred as Cheetah Chrome with Ashley Greene and Alan Rickman in CBGB which premiered at the CBGB Festival in New York, followed by Charlie Countryman, and then voicing the character of Josh in film animation POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE. In 2015, he took the lead opposite Ron Pearlman and Robert Sheehan in MOONWALKERS.
In October 2013, Rupert made his West End Debut, starring as Sweets in the revival of MOJO. He then took the lead in IT’S ONLY A PLAY on Broadway alongside Matthew Broderick.
Last year, Rupert starred opposite Nick Frost in dark comedy series SICK NOTE. In 2017 Rupert also played Charlie Cavendish in the TV adaptation of cult favourite SNATCH.
Rupert is currently filming the next instalment in the collection of Agatha Christie stories commissioned by BBC One, THE ABC MURDERS, alongside John Malkovich.
Ian HartActor - English
Ian Hart is an English stage, television and film actor. Ian first gained recognition for portraying John Lennon in the British film BACKBEAT (for which he won an Evening Standard award for Best Newcomer). In an illustrious film career, some of Ian’s highlights include the Neil Jordan films MICHAEL COLLINS, THE BUTCHER BOY and THE END OF THE AFFAIR, Michael Radford’s B MONKEY; as Brian Keenan in the award-winning BLIND FLIGHT and in international hits from ENEMY OF THE STATE to HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE.
More recently Ian appeared in the critically acclaimed GOD’S OWN COUNTRY and will soon be seen in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS for Working Title.
For television he has an equally extensive resume, appearing in shows in both the UK and US. Highlights include THE DRIVER, Martin Scorsese’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, and THE LAST KINGDOM.
On stage, Ian’s credits include SPEAKING IN TONGUES, THREE MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS at The National Theatre and Josie Rourke’s 2000 FEET AWAY at the Bush Theatre.

Kate DickieActor - English
Educated at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Kate Dickie initially found success through her lead role in Andrea Arnold’s Red Road (2006). She would then go on to film several works back to back, notably with Shell, Now is Good, Outcast, Donkeys, Sommers Town, Summer, and the superbe Savages, which was shown in Dinard in 2015. Kate would then go on to star in Tell It To The Bees, Boys in the Woods, and The Witch, and play supporting roles in The Silent Storm, For Those in Peril, Filth, and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. She recently appeared in the Star Wars saga. She has also featured in a wide variety of short-cuts, notably Operator (recipient of the 2016 short-cut Hitchcock at the Dinard Film Festival). Kate has also pursued a dazzling television career alongside her film work, most known for her role as Lysa Arryn on the HBO show Game of Thrones, but also for her guest appearances on the shows The Alienist, The Pillars of the Earth, and Five Daughters. Her theatre career also boasts success, including her performances in David Cromer’s Out Town at the Almedia Theatre, which was followed by a world tour.

The Short-cut Jury 2018

President of the Short-Cut Jury 2018

Barnaby SouthcombeDirector - English
Barnaby Southcombe began his directing career in theatre with an adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at the Studio des Champs-Élysées in Paris. He then moved into music promo and commercials production in London before getting his directing break in TV drama with teen show As If for Channel 4. He subsequently directed Teachers also for Channel 4, launched the dope opera Top Buzzer for MTV and directed the pilot episode for Waterloo Road, an award-winning drama for BBC1 amongst several other dramas.
Barnaby wrote and directed his first feature film I, Anna starring Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne, Hayley Atwell and Eddie Marsan which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012, won the audience award in Vancouver Film Festival and earned an Evening Standard Best Actress Nomination for Charlotte Rampling.
His second film Scarborough is an adaptation of the award winning Royal Court production by Fiona Evans starring Jessica Barden, Jordan Bolger, Edward Hogg and Jodhi May.
Barnaby is a founding partner of Embargo Films, which has produced I, Anna, Pusher, The Sweeney, Still Life, Miss You Already and Scarborough.

Members of the Short-Cut Jury 2018

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Cédric DeleléeJournalist - French
Journalist for the magazine Mad Movies, Cédric Delelée specialises in genre cinema and in film soundtracks, having long worked in cinematographic exploitation. As a member of the International Film Music Critics Association, he has also hosted several Masterclasses for the Dinard Film Festival, and written many papers dedicated to the exploration of Paul Verhoeven, Dario Argento, The Exorcist and the Rocky saga.
Karim LeklouActor - French
Named in The Figaro as the ‘young talent that matters’ for his role in Roland Gavras’ Le Monde est à Toi, Karim Leklou has come far since his first minor role in Jacques Audiard’s Un Prophète. In 2013, he appeared as the lead role in the Marie Monge’s mid-length film Marseille de la nuit, for which he would receive the ‘Prix d’Interpretation’ at the Festivals Premiers Plans d’Angers and Côté Court de Pantin.
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Louise GrinbergActor - English
Louise Grinberg began her career in 2008, portraying a young schoolgirl in Laurent Cantet’s Entre les murs, which took the Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival. The same year, she was praised for her role in Cédric Kahn’s La Prière. Since, she has participated in a wide range of short-cut films, such as Luca Guidagnino’s Destinée in 2012, Ellie Foumbi’s Last day in Paradise in 2017, and Aurélien Digard’s Besoin Dead in 2018.