Birdman to be President of the Cannes Film Festival Jury |

Birdman to be President of the Cannes Film Festival Jury |

Alejandro González Inarritu, director of Birdman, Babel & nbsp; and The Returning & nbsp; will chair the jury of the 72nd Cannes official competition program, organizers announced Wednesday in Paris.

“This is the first time a Mexican artist has chaired a jury at the Cannes Festival. In Cannes, all films have a place and through the Babel director, the festival will celebrate all Mexican cinema, ”said Pierre Lescure, festival president and artistic director, Thierry Frémaux.

“Since the beginning of my career, the Cannes Festival has been important to me. I feel honored and happy to be back this year and very proud to be chair of the jury. Cinema is going through the veins of our planet and that's the heart of the festival, ”said the festival's five-time Oscar-winning director.

Inárritu made his first film in 2000 with his first film, Korcs in Love, at the Cannes Film Festival. Two of his other five films, Babel and Biutiful, have been invited to the official Cannes competition, the former having received the Best Direction Award.

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