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Geisha actor joins Cannes jury

Beijing, Apr 15 (PTI) Chinese movie actress Zhang Ziyi who starred in the film 'Memoirs of a Geisha' has been included as a judge at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2006 21:01 IST

Chinese movie actress Zhang Ziyi who starred in the film

Memoirs of a Geisha

has been included as a judge at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

She has accepted an invitation to join the jury, but is awaiting a formal announcement from the organisers, Zhang said while promoting the movie Jasmine Women here on Friday.

"I'm anticipating taking up the post and it would be an honour," Zhang said.

Zhang said she wanted to use her international influence in creating more Chinese films.

Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai will preside over the jury of the 59th film festival, which opens on May 17. It will be the first Cannes jury to include two Chinese.