PARIS, April 18 - The Franco-Argentine actress Berenice Bejo, the heroine of the hit movie "The Artist", will chair the opening and closing the Cannes International Film Festival, said Wednesday the Festival President Gilles Jacob, quoted by AFP.
This information, which should have been revealed Thursday at the press conference presenting the official selection at Cannes, has been infiltrated by the French daily Le Parisien on Wednesday morning and spread on the Twitter network. This information was also confirmed by the agent of the actress.
"Ordinarily, it is customary that the ads are made by institutions and not by the agents," lamented Gilles Jacob, ensuring that it was "not sorry".
Born July 7, 1976 in Buenos Aires in Argentina, Berenice Bejo left Argentina at the age of three years with his parents and settled in France. She made her first screen appearances in the 1990s.
In "The Artist", a silent film in black and white and directed by Michel Hazanavicius her companion, she played the role of Peppy Miller, the young star of the talkies in love with the fallen star of the silent George Valentine (played by Jean Dujardin). This film earned him several nominations as Best Supporting Actress at the international level, and a César for best actress.
She shares life with director Michel Hazanavicius, with whom she has two children