Coppola, Jia selected for 9-member Cannes jury

Coppola, Jia selected for 9-member Cannes jury

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: (L-R) Actress Emma Watson, Director Sophia Coppola and actress Taissa Farga attend 'The Bling Ring' premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 28 at 9:49 AM

PARIS (AP) — American director Sofia Coppola and China's Jia Zhangke have been selected among the nine members of the Cannes film festival jury.

The Riviera festival's organizers announced Monday four men and four women who will select the honorees at the May 14-25 event alongside this year's president, New Zealand director Jane Campion.

Jia's "A Touch Of Sin" won Cannes' best screenplay prize last year. Coppola won a best screenplay Oscar for "Lost in Translation" in 2003.

Rounding out the jury are actress Carole Bouquet of France, American actor Willem Dafoe, actresses Leila Hatami of Iran and Jeon Do-yeon of South Korea, actor-director Gael Garcia Bernal of Mexico and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn.

Eighteen films are vying for the top prize — the Palme d'Or.

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