We’ve been informed that director Tim Burton will be the President of the Jury at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival thanks to /Film. Though he has taken part in the jury before, this is his first time being president. His duty is to oversee eight other chosen film artists, whether it be actors, directors, etc., as they all choose who and what will win the awards, which include:

  • The Palm d’Or
  • Grand Prix
  • Prix du Jury
  • Best Actress, Actor, Screenplay, and Director.

While nothing has been announced yet, here are some movies that have a good chance of being shown at Cannes:

  • Terrence Malik‘s The Tree of Life
  • Julie Taymour‘s The Tempest
  • William Monohan‘s London Boulevard
  • Woody Allen‘s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Biutiful

Tim Burton creates visually amazing movies and is an incredible artist at the core of the word. However, I’m weary about his ability to judge movies on their over all meaning and effect on film and culture. Hopefully, if anything, this will help his directing abilities.

The 2010 Cannes Film Festival will take place May 12-23, 2010.

What do you think about Burton as the presiding judge of Cannes? What films are you looking forward to that could appear at the fest?

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