Joel and Ethan Coen will be making their tenth trip to the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 after having found their films in the fest over the last 18 years beginning with Raising Arizona (1987) along with Palme d’Or winner Barton Fink, Best Director winner Fargo and Grand Prix winner Inside Llewyn Davis. Only this year it won’t be a film they’ll be presenting at the festival, this year they’ll serve as Presidents of the 68th edition of the Festival.
This marks the first time in the fest’s history that two will chair the Jury. Quoted from the set of their their new film Hail Caesar!, “We look forward to returning to Cannes this year,” the brothers said. “We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honour, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time.”
Brothers in filmmaking will be a theme for this year’s fest, celebrating the 120-year anniversary of the invention of the LumiÃ¨re cinematograph. “Cinema brothers” since Louis and Auguste LumiÃ¨re will be highlighted along with the likes of the Coens, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival begins May 13 and will go through Sunday, May 24.