(ANSA) – ROME, 26 APR – The jury of the Cannes Film Festival (May 17-28) has been unveiled: French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over it, while Italy will be represented by Jasmine Trinca. Alongside Lindon, 62, who starred in the 2021 winner film ‘Titane’, and Trinca, also judging the 21 films competing for the official selection will be British actress and director Rebecca Hall, Indian actress Deepika Padukone, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, French director Ladj Ly, American director Jeff Nichols and Norwegian director Joachim Trier. Among the most popular performers on the Croisette, which saw her make her debut with Nanni Moretti’s Son’s Room, Palme d’Or in 2001, to then award her as best performer in Un Certain Regard for Fortunata by Sergio Castellitto, Trinca will be in Cannes also with Marcel!, his first feature film as a director, presented in the Official Selection in the Séances spéciales section. A little girl loves her mother, but her mother loves Marcel, her dog. An unpredictable event will take them on a journey, bringing them closer and revealing to them, beyond all pain, the great and secret ways of love. “All of this – says Trinca – starts from a photograph. It portrayed my mother holding my hand on the edge of a wood. Behind us a sunny landscape, but in front of us? The color of that photo I would have defined as the color of memory. Not of nostalgia, like a sepia-toned color photo, but an indefinable and nuanced color, burnt by the sun, just crossed and inspired by the “dark forest” ready to welcome and protect that pas de deux. Between dream and reality. It is here that this film is situated in a fairy-tale or rather fable-like reworking of experience, trying to understand it, exorcise it, make it universal”. The series Interno Notte by Marco Bellocchio on the kidnapping and assassination of Aldo Moro in 1978, which will be presented in the Premiere section, will arrive as a film in theaters with Lucky Red in two parts, the first from 18 May and the second from 9 June, while in the autumn on Rai1 it will be broadcast in the original serial format in three episodes. Written by Marco Bellocchio, Stefano Bises, Ludovica Rampoldi, Davide Serino, it sees in the cast Fabrizio Gifuni in the role of Aldo Moro, Margherita Buy as his wife Eleonora Moro, Toni Servillo in those of Paul VI, Fausto Russo Alesi is Giuseppe Cossiga and among the others Gabriel Montesi and Daniela Marra. A Rai series produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment, a Fremantle group company, with Simone Gattoni for Kavac Film, in collaboration with Rai Fiction, in co-production with Arte France. The international distributor is Fremantle. “It is no surprise that Thierry Frémaux has chosen to present this work at Cannes,” comments Andrea Occhipinti. “What Marco Bellocchio has created is a true masterpiece. The story of a crucial moment in the history of our country and beyond, of a generation, of a family, of a man. A great, enthralling and tremendously timely film”. Opening the Un Certain Regard competition on 18 May will be Father & soldier by Mathieu Vadepied, starring Omar Sy, Alassane Diong and Jonas Bloquet: a war drama that highlights the story of the Senegalese infantrymen, forgotten heroes of the First World War, forced to leave their homeland and fight to liberate France.