Helen Mirren is one of the best-known and most respected actresses, with an international career that spans stage, screen and television and has won many awards for her powerful and versatile performances, including the Academy Award in 2007 for her performance in THE QUEEN. Her film credits include CAL (1984); THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER (1989); THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE (1994); GOSFORD PARK (2001); and THE LAST STATION (2009). She was appointed a Dame of the British Empire in 2003.
Rajendra Roy is the chief curator of film at MoMA New York, where he manages a collection of over 30,000 works and has created exhibitions on Pedro Almodóvar, Wim Wenders and Julia Reichert. He co-authored the book “The Berlin School: Films from the Berliner Schule”. He is co-chair of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented with the Lincoln Center Film Society. Previously, he was artistic director and programmer for the Hamptons International Film Festival and a member of the Berlinale Competition selection committee.