Vietnam actress Ly Nha Ky.
At the festival, for the second year in a row, she will take part in media events and a program to support young talented actors. Ly Nha Ky is known for her many roles in TV serials such as Kieu nu va dai gia (Beautiful women and rich men), Tinh yeu con mai (Being in love forever), Chuyen tinh yeu (Love story), Gia mua mot thuong de (how much for a God), Em muon lam nguoi noi tieng (I want to be a famous person), Vang trong cat (Gold in sand) and as an extra in the movie “Shanghai”, directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom.
Since 2011, she has been serving as a tourism ambassador of Vietnam. She was also an ambassador for Operation Smile in Vietnam. Born in 1982 in Vung Tau, Ly Nha Ky moved to Germany to pursue her studies when she was 16. In 2006, she returned to Vietnam to work and to be closer to her family. Attributed with a pretty face and attractive features, she was invited to participate in several TV serials.
The Cannes Film Festival will be held from 17 to 28 May and will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. It is an annual invitation-only film festival held in Cannes which previewers new films from a variety of genres from around the world. It was founded in 1946 and is held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres.
The Palme d’Or is the biggest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival and was first introduced in 1955. Last year director Ken Loach won the prestigious award for his film I, Daniel Blake.
There is also the chance to win a non-competitive Honorary Palme d’Or. This is awarded to directors (and, very occasionally, actors) who have never won a competitive Palme d’Or but have achieved a notable body of work.
Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the festival jury. Eighteen films have been selected to compete for the prestigious Palme d'Or, and last-minute additions can be expected.