This year, Rossy de Palma had the honor of being chosen to preside over the Camera d’Or jury at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
The Icon of Pedro Almodovar
After Mélanie Thierry in 2021, the Spanish actress Rossy de Palma was chosen to chair this prestigious jury at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. On this occasion, she was of course present at the traditional photocall held on the Croisette this Wednesday, May 18. Dressed in an immaculate suit and a pair of wedge sandals, the icon of Pedro Almodovar made a remarkable arrival. Recognized for her originality, Rossy de Palma will therefore have the mission of chairing the jury of this selection which highlights the audacity and spontaneity of directors who are taking their first steps on the Croisette. Actress for Pedro Almodóvar in The Law of Desire, she knew how to distinguish herself by her charisma and her energy, which allowed her to impose herself durably on the big screen.
An inspiring figure
Alternately singer, actress, muse, she is considered an inspiring figure at the Cannes Film Festival, present alongside Pedro Almodóvar in 2009 for the film Étreintesbrodés selected in Competition, and in 2016 for Julieta also presented in Competition. She also accompanied Terry Gilliam in 2018 for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote screened at the closing of the Festival. The Camera d’or is a film award given since 1978 during the Cannes Film Festival to encourage young artists with promising talent. The award was created in 1978 under the aegis of Gilles Jacob, then the new general delegate of the festival. In recent years, the prize has been awarded to notable cinematographic works. In 2018, Lukas Dhont, who appears this year in Competition, won the award for his film Girl. In 2019, the Caméra d’or was awarded to filmmaker César Diaz for his film Nuestras madres and in 2021 to director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović for Murina, currently on French screens. The jury will present its prize during the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday May 28, 2022.