Tuesday, April 25, 2017

70th Festival de Cannes 2017-Uma Karuna Thurman president of the Un Certain Regard Jury.

Uma Karuna Thurman will preside the Un Certain Regard Jury in the 70th edition of Festival de Cannes.
Un certain Regard, second competition of the Official Selection, showcases works which offer a unique perspective and aesthetic 
In a career spanning more than 20 years, Uma Karuna Thurman ,the American actress has made some daring choices and enjoyed taking risks. She made her debut aged 17, in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons  and in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen . She became Quentin Tarantino’s muse, playing in Pulp Fiction  (Palme d’or winner, 1994) and in Kill Bill  (volumes 1 & 2), both presented at the Festival de Cannes. She was member of the Jury in 2011.
The name Uma Karuna is familiar to Indians but Uma Karuna Thurman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, into a highly unorthodox and Eurocentric family. She is the daughter of Nena Thurman, a fashion model and socialite and of and of Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman ,a professor and academic who is one of the U.S’s foremost Budhist scholars .Thurman’s household was one in which the Dalai Lama was an occasional guest.Uma and her siblings all have names deriving from Budhist mythology

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