Cannes sets Pedro Almodóvar to the jury

The Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar takes this year’s Cannes jury, under his wing.

Pedro Almodóvar. © REUTERS

For the presidency of her seventieth edition selected for the French film festival, the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar. Under his wings will be a jury between 17 and 28 may decide which films with a Golden Palm home may times.

“I am very happy, grateful, honored and a bit overwhelmed that I, the seventieth anniversary of Cannes may celebrate from such a privileged position’, responds Almodóvar. “I am aware of the responsibility that with the juryvoorzitterschap goes and hope that I do this job, can handle. I can only say that I them with dedication, with heart and soul will be exercising. It is both a privilege and a pleasure.’

Almodóvar is known for films like The Skin I Live in (La piel que habito, 2011), Julieta (2016), Volver (2006) and All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre, 1999). For those last two, won the director himself a Golden Palm in the wait.

In 1992 the Spaniard also been part of the jury, when, under the leadership of Gérard Depardieu. With his presidency occurs Due to following in the footsteps of George Miller, who last year was given the honour. Mid-april makes Cannes the other members of the jury and the film screening are known.

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