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Jude Law and Uma Thurman become Cannes Jury

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Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 18:11 [IST]

Actors Jude Law and Uma Thurman have been selected as the judges of the Cannes Film Festival for the year 2011. On Tuesday, April 19, it has been officially announced that Jude and Uma would represent UK and US respectively in the competition jury panel, which is fronted by Robert De Niro

According to official statement, Jude Law and Uma Thurman will work with six others from China, Argentina, Norway and other countries. Robert De Niro has been selected as the jury president. French director Olivier Assayas, producer Nansun Shi, critic-writer Linn Ullmann, director Johnnie To, actress-producer Martina Gusman and director Mahamat Saleh Haroun from Chad would work under.

The jury will award seven prizes during May 11 to 22. The in-competition films, which were announced last week, included Paolo Sorrentino's 'This Must Be the Place', Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life", and Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin".

For the full list of participating films at this year's festival, head to official site.

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