Jaclyn Best Actress bet against Cotillard, Theron at Cannes Fest

FUNFARE UPDATE - Ricky Lo - The Philippine Star

Jaclyn Jose, star of Brillante “Dante” Mendoza’s Ma’Rosa, is competing for Best Actress against Charlize Theron (for The Last Face, the US entry directed by Sean Penn) and Marion Cotillard (for Mal de Pierres/From the Land of the Moon, the France entry directed by Nicole Garcia) at the 69th Cannes International Film Festival’s award ceremony set for tomorrow, May 22 (Manila Time). 

The entry of Dante (who won Best Director in the same filmfest in 2009 for Kinatay/Butchered, beating heavyweights like Quentin Tarantino and Ang Lee) is competing for the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) with 17 others, namely: Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade (Germany); Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar (Spain); American Honey, Andrea Arnold (UK); Personal Shopper, Olivier Assayas (France); La Fille Inconnue, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne (Belgium); Juste La Fin Du Monde/It’s Only the End of the World, Xavier Dolan (Canada); Ma Loute/Slack Bay, Bruno Dumont (France); Paterson, Jim Jarmusch (USA); Rester Vertical, Alain Guiraudie (France); Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho (Brazil); I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach (UK); Bacalaureat, Cristian Mungiu (Romania); Loving, Jeff Nichols (USA); The Handmaiden (Agassi,

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