The Cannes Film Festival, which is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, kicked off yesterday with an incredibly diverse and accomplished jury of global artists in charge of determining the awards handed out throughout its run including its youngest, Elle Fanning.
And because she's only twenty-one, she admits: "I was in complete shock when I got that phone call if I wanted to be a member of the Cannes jury. I'm still feeling that buzz."
But she also sees her youth as a valuable asset to the jury, explaining: "I feel proud to represent a young voice in this festival and view the movies from those eyes.""
The Cannes Film Festival runs through May 25th.
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