Mike Fleming

The Serbian film-maker Emir Kusturica will be president of the Un Certain Regard jury at the 64th Festival de Cannes, from 11th to 22nd May 2011.

Every year, Un Certain Regard, at the very heart of Official Selection, alongside the Competition, presents around twenty films characterised by the originality of their ideas as well as their aesthetic.

Emir Kusturica received the Palme d’Or in 1985 for When Father Was Away on Business. Ten years later, his second Palme d’Or for Underground made him a member of that elite group of directors who have twice been honoured.

Accompanied by a jury made up of artists, journalists and festival directors, Emir Kusturica will award the Prix Un Certain Regard, together with the other festival awards, over the closing weekend.

The 2010 Prix Un Certain Regard was awarded to Hong Sang Soo for Ha Ha Ha, which was recently released in France.