Huppert said in a statement:
I am very glad and very proud. I’ve had a long relationship with Cannes and this next meeting will definitely seal my love for the Festival and thus for global cinema. Cannes is the open door to all the new ideas of the world. I am thrilled at the idea of being a privileged spectator in it.
Huppert has attened the festival 25 times in various roles including awards presenter, jury member and symposium head, as well as acting in films in and out of competition. She won best actress twice – in 2001 for The Piano Teacher and in 1978 for Violette Nozière.
The previous two jury presidents were American actor and director Sean Penn in 2008 and British director Stephen Frears.
Only four months to go! I’m getting excited!!