Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Named Cannes Jury President
Four-time Oscar winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has been chosen as the president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. He will head the Official Selection competition at the 72nd edition of the world’s most prestigious festival, and will be the first Mexican artist to sit in the position.
Three of Inarritu’s Oscars came from ‘Birdman’ (Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay). He also won the Oscar for Best Director for ‘The Revenant.’
“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career,” said Inarritu in a statement. “I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the Jury. Cinema runs through the veins of the planet and this festival has been its heart. We on the jury will have the privilege to witness the new and excellent work of fellow filmmakers from all over the planet. This is a true delight and a responsibility, that we will assume with passion and devotion.”
Cannes takes place from May 14-25.