Jane Campion, president of the Festival de Cannes 2014

jane campion présidente jury festival de cannes 2014

This is the only woman to have received the “Palme d'Or”, the highest honor at Cannes in 1993 for The Piano, which succeds to Steven Spielberg.

The New Zealand director is the seventh woman president after Michèle Morgan, Jeanne Moreau, Françoise Sagan, Isabelle Adjani, Liv Ullmann and Isabelle Huppert in 2009.

For information, Jane Campion also won the “Palme d'Or” for Best Short Film in 1982 for Peel, her first production.

The 67th Festival de Cannes will start on May 14 and the Palme d'Or will be awarded by the director the 25.