Film show: 'Jackie', 'Dalida' and Almodovar to head Cannes film festival jury
France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the top films hitting the silver screen this week. Sporting the iconic bouffant hairstyle and mastering the breathy accent, Natalie Portman shines as arguably America’s most famous first lady in "Jackie", a role that’s garnered her an Oscar nod for Best Actress. The film explores the immediate aftermath of the 1963 assassination of JFK, and Jackie Kennedy’s efforts to preserve her husband’s image.
Meanwhile in French theatres, a tragic diva is brought back to life. "Dalida" traces the story of the glamorous Franco-Italian chanteuse whose private life was rocked by turmoil.
Plus, the Cannes Film Festival has chosen its jury president; this year the honour goes to Spanish director Pedro Almodovar.