Actress will attend opening and closing ceremonies

Thesp Kristin Scott Thomas will reprise her role as emcee of the Cannes Film Festival. The part requires her to invite fest prexy Tim Burton and his jury to the stage at the Palais for the opening ceremony May 12.

Scott Thomas, who previously acted as emcee in 1999 role, will also host the awards and closing ceremony on May 23.

French thesp Edouard Baer performed the part in 2008 and again in 2009.

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