CANNES, France - One of the great mysteries is how you judge movies.
The Cannes Film Festival, arguably the most influential cine-event in the world, has had its fair share of controversial decisions, or at least those that raise the eyebrows of observers.
Every year, the festival puts together a nine-member jury panel that will watch the 20 competition titles and award the coveted Palme d’Or, along with other accessory prizes. The composition of the jury has a familiar pattern: a brand-name director at the head, complemented by a few actresses and actors, plus a couple more filmmakers of arthouse pedigree – a concoction that has proved to yield quite effectively.
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