Cannes Film Festival names Alejandro González Iñárritu 2019 jury president

Screen | 2/27/2019 | Staff
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Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu has been named jury president for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, set to run from May 14-25 this year.

“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career. I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the jury,” said Iñárritu.

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“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.”

Iñárritu first came to Cannes in 2000 with his debut feature Amores Perros which premiered in the parallel section, Cannes Critics’ Week. It won the grand prize and went on to earn best foreign-language film nominations at both the Golden Globes and Oscars in 2001.

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He returned to the Croisette to compete in Official Selection in 2006 with Babel, for which he won best director, and in 2010 with Biutiful.

In 2017, Iñárritu became the first filmmaker to showcase a virtual reality project in Official Selection with his innovative installation Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), a joint work with cinematographer and long-time collaborator...
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