Coen Brothers to Hold Joint Chair of Cannes Film Festival Jury

Joel and Ethan Coen will be the festival jury's first joint chairmen.

Ethan and Joel Coen at the 66th international film festival, Cannes, France, May 19, 2013
Ethan and Joel Coen at the 66th international film festival, Cannes, France, May 19, 2013Credit: AP

The Cannes Film Festival says brothers Joel and Ethan Coen will be the festival jury's first joint chairmen.

In a statement Tuesday, the festival said the nomination of the men who made "Raising Arizona," ''Fargo" and "Barton Fink" — which won the prestigious Palme d'Or — is part of its celebration of all "cinema brothers."

The Coen brothers will lead the jury that decides this year's winners of the European equivalent of the Oscars, which run from May 13-24.

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