The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the composition of its selection committee for its 72st edition running May 14-25 this year.
The festival also announced that general delegate Thierry Frémaux and film department director Christian Jeune had appointed Stéphanie Lamome as artistic advisor of the film
Virginie Apiou after studying Modern Literature at la Sorbonne, Virginie Apiou became a journalist for the written press. She also directs TV documentaries about cinema (Canal +, Warner, TCM for: Hitchcock – La Mort aux trousses ou Hitchcock – Le Crime était presque parfait, Les acteurs-réalisateurs, etc.) as well as reports for Arte (Max Ophuls, Gabin-Renoir, Abel Gance, David Cronenberg, Abbas Kiarostami, Lars von Trier).
Paul Grandsard, of Franco-American origin, worked as a translator before directing six short films between 1987 and 2006.
Laurent Jacob after brief medical studies, Laurent Jacob became a trainee director and then second assistant to Claude Lelouch, Claude Sautet, Nadine Trintignant, Laurent Heynemann and Jean-Jacques Annaud.
Stéphanie Lamome after completing a literature foundation course (also known as Khâgne), Stéphanie Lamome, from 1997 to 2015, worked as a journalist, reporter, critic, head of department and then deputy editor-in-chief of Première magazine. She is an on-air programmer for Radio Festival, the official radio of Festival de Cannes, since 2017.
Eric Libiot from 1986 to 2000, Eric Libiot was a radio host (Radio Beur), TV journalist (Ensemble aujourd’hui), freelance print journalist (7 à Paris, Marianne, Paris Match, Max, L’autre journal), reporter and deputy editor-in-chief of Première.
Lucien Logette doctor of Comparative Literature, exhibition curator, catalogue director, co-editor of the Larousse mondial du cinéma (2011) and the Dictionnaire mondial des mouvements artistiques et littéraires 1870-2010 (2012).
Guillemette Odicino Journalist, critic and head of the cinema department at Télérama.
Marie Sauvion as a journalist, Marie Sauvion worked for a long time in the culture department of Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France, before taking over as editor-in-chief of the magazine Marie France until 2016.