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Michel Gondry set to chair the Cannes Short Film jury

Will Schiffelbein

by: Will Schiffelbein
February 21st, 2011

Michel Gondry has been in the news quite a bit lately. His 3-D comic book adaptation, THE GREEN HORNET, was his highest grossing film ever, despite a mediocre critical reaction. He's also working on a new project, which is an adaptation of a Phillip K. Dick novel entitled Ubik.

Now, Gondry has lined up another notch on his resume as he's currently set to chair the Cannes Short Film jury.

Every year, the Cannes film festival lines up a few celebrities to chair their juries. Last year, Tim Burton was the appointed head of the grand jury, which gave out the prestigious Grand Jury prize to UNCLE BONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. Now, Gondry won't chair the full grand jury and will instead sit atop the short film jury.

Last year, CHIENNE d'HISTOIRE walked away with the Palm d'Or of Short Films. With Gondry at the helm, your guess is as good as mine as to what'll win.

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