Emir Kusturica has been chosen to head the jury for the Un Certain Regard programming of the upcoming Cannes festival 2011. This sidebar to the official competition focuses on visionary, original work looking for international exposure.”No One Knows About Persian Cats” and “Hahaha” were the most recent winners.
Kusturica has twice won the Palme d’Or and is also a Commander of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has also appeared in Cannes with his band, the No Smoking Orchestra. He has a number of projects on the boil, not least a Palestinian comedy which seems right up his street.