Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will chair the Cannes Jury 2019

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will chair the Cannes Jury 2019

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Succeeding Cate Blanchett, chairman of the 71st Cannes Film Festival jury that awarded Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters, Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu will head the judging team that will award the 2019 edition. President's statement: “Cannes has been important to me since the beginning of my career. I am proud and enthusiastic about returning this year with the enormous honor of chairing the jury. Cinema runs in the veins of the planet and this festival has been your heart. ”

The fact that he accepted the invitation was enthusiastically received by the festival board - President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux - because "it is very rare", according to them, Alejandro agrees to join juries and because this is the "first time ever". the jury of the Cannes Film Festival is chaired by a Mexican artist. Cannes is home to all types of cinema and through the presence of the director of Babel is the Mexican cinema that the festival will celebrate. ”They speak of him in a statement as a" bold filmmaker " and "full of surprises", from whom Cannes presented the virtual reality installation Carne y Arena (Virtually present, Physically invisible) in the Official Selection.

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