Sharmila@Cannes 2009

Posted: May 4, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, News
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sharmila-tagoreYes,  finally some indian connection at Cannes Film Festival this year. Actress Sharmila Tagore will serve as a jury member in the festival’s feature film category.

The other desi connection at the festival this year is Uma Da Cunha (festival programmer) who will serve as jury member in Un Certain Regards section.

Tagore follows India’s Arundhati Roy, Aishwarya Rai and Nandita Das, who served on the Cannes jury in recent years. Though its been quite some time since an indian film made the cut at the festival.

This year’s festival jury will be headed by French actress, Isabelle Huppert. The other members of the jury are Asia Argento (Italy), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey), Lee Chang-Dong (South Korea), James Gray (US), Hanif Kureishi (UK), Shu Qi (Taiwan) and Robin Wright Penn (US).

More on Sharmila from Cannes Festival website : Sharmila Tagore started acting as a child in 1959, in the film Apu, directed by Satyajit Ray with whom she would shoot for other films, among which the Goddess, in competition at Cannes.

Star of the hindi cinema, she works with both auteur filmmakers and popular films produced in Mumbai. Sharmilla Tagore is also the great-granddaughter of the Indian poet Rabîndranâth Tagore.

Tagore, 52, currently heads the Central Board of Film Certification. 

The Cannes Film Festival is from May 13 to 24.

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