After serving on the jury at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Bong Joon-ho is making the trip from Park City to Cannes, as THR tells us that the South Korean filmmaker has been selected as a juror for the prestigious festival. Specifically, he’ll be the head of the Camera d’Or jury, which honors the best first film that appears at the festival.
The acclaimed director is no stranger to the place, as he’s premiered works there in the past, such as The Host, Mother and the anthology film Tokyo!, which also had segments directed by Michel Gondry and Leos Carax. The choice reflects the best thing about the entire festival: its dedication to films of all kinds from all over the world, and the filmmaker has dabbled in many different genres over his career. His presence should make a great addition to what already looks like a stellar year, and his group will be presenting their award at the closing night ceremony, which is being held on May 22nd.
We’ve also got new images from a still not 100% confirmed, but likely, Cannes premiere. We are talking about, of course, Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life. Fox Searchlight has a big surprise in store for us today, but in the meantime they’ve uploaded a few glorious images on Two Ways Through Life. Check out some of them below.
The Tree of Life hits theaters May 27th, 2011.
Does Bong Joon-ho make a good choice for the jury? What films are you looking forward to the most at the festival this year? What do you think of the new stills?