Anupama Chopra, a noted film critic and author of best selling books, has been invited to be on the jury for the 'Un Certain Regard' section at the upcoming 61st Cannes Film Festival. This section screens about twenty features by young filmmakers and seasoned masters and is among the most prestigious sections at the festival.
The Un Certain Regard jury awards can also honor two other films besides the main prize winner. These prizes will be given at the closing ceremony on Saturday May 24, during which Robert de Niro will present the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.
Says Anupama, "This is a huge and unexpected honor. The Cannes Film Festival is the world's foremost cinema event. I am very proud to represent India and the Indian film industry in this space."
The 'Un Certain Regard' jury is headed by German filmmaker Fatih Akin. The main competition section is headed by actor-director Sean Penn.