|Date: 16/05/2012 Time: 11:12:00 AM
A number of prominent Arab actresses have been
chosen to be part of 65th Cannes Film Festival's judging panel.
The world renowned cultural event will take place in Vienna from May 16-27.
This year, the Arab presence is more marked. The Egyptian producer and
director Marianne Khoury and Algerian actress leila bekhti will be among the
jury at the International Critics' Week.
The Palestinian actress Hiam Abbas is among the jury of the official
competition along with the Italian Filmmaker Nanni Moretti who is also the
president of the jury board, English filmmaker Andrea Arnold, French actress
Emmanuelle Devos, French Fashion Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, German actress
Diane Kruger, Scottish Actor Ewan McGregor and American Filmmaker Alexander
Payne and Haitian Filmmaker Raoul Peck.
There are 22 films from 17 different countries competing to win Palme d'Or
(the Golden Palm) award.