The 67th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 14 to May 25. The 2014 Official Selection was announced on last Thursday in Paris : 18 films vying for the top prize, the Palme d’Or. But Cannes is about far more than just the top award. Some 49 feature-length films from 28 nations will be shown this year.
« It is important for us that the Cannes selection is a voyage through cinema and the world », Director Thierry Fremaux said.
New Zealander Director Jane Campion will lead the jury for the main competition section, succeeding Steven Spielberg, who led the jury last year. Jane Campion was awarded the Palme d’Or Prize in 1993 for « The Piano » and earlier won Cannes’ top short film award. She is the only woman to have won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. French actor Lambert Wilson has been announced as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies.
« Grace of Monaco », with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will open this year’s festival.