Sofie Gråbøl to Lead Canneseries Competition Jury

“The Killing” star Sofie Gråbøl will serve as the president of this year’s Canneseries competition jury, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Danish actor kickstarted her career with the 1986 film “Barndommens gade” (“The Streets of My Childhood”) and is known for her TV roles including “The Killing,” “Nikolaj og Julie” and “Taxa.”

Joining Gråbøl on the jury are “Madame Hollywood” director, screenwriter and producer Olivier Abbou; “Four Daughters” composer Amine Bouhafa; “City of God” actor Alice Braga; “Blancanieves” actor Macarena García; and “Samber” actor Alix Poisson.

Together, the jury will judge the eight series in competition and unveil the winners on April 10. The series competing in the festival’s main lineup include “Dark Horse” (Denmark), “Dumbsday” (Norway), “Living on a Razor’s Edge” (Brazil), “Moresnet” (Belgium), “Operation Sabre” (Serbia), “This Is Not Sweden” (Spain and Sweden), “To the Wonder” (China) and “The Zweiflers” (Germany).

“This upcoming edition feels like the culmination of our efforts and a real achievement in a competitive and challenging market which has been impacted by a pandemic, a double strike, geo-political and economic turmoils,” Canneseries’ artistic director Albin Lewi told Variety.

Series premiering out of competition include Canal+ comedy “Terminal” (France), Disney+’s “Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” starring Daniel Brühl (France), Prime Video’s anticipated video game adaptation “Fallout” (USA) and Netflix’s comedy “Fiasco” led by Pierre Niney (France). The fest’s closing series will be Apple TV+’s “Franklin,” featuring Michael Douglas as U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin.

Canneseries’ seventh edition will take place from April 5 to 10 in Cannes, France.


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