coen bros

The 68th Cannes film festival is still a few months away and none of the competing films have been announced as yet, but they’ll eventually be judged by former Palm d’Or winners Joel and Ethan Coen. Here now is the first of many proclamations, courtesy of Variety:

“We look forward to returning to Cannes this year,” the Oscar-winning directors said in a statement. “We welcome as always the opportunity to watch movies there from all over the world. Cannes is a festival that has been important to us since the very beginning of our career. Presiding over the Jury is a special honor, since we have never heretofore been president of anything. We will issue further proclamations at the appropriate time.”

I guess Cannes is a pretty big deal most years, but I’ll be paying extra special attention to the winners with the brothers at the helm.