Alejandro G. Iñárritu Announced As 2019 Cannes Jury President

The Playlist | 2/27/2019 | Gregory Ellwood
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The movies that will delight and disappoint have not been announced yet but it’s already guaranteed that history will be made at the 72nd Festival de Cannes this May. This morning the Festival revealed that Alejandro G. Iñárritu will be the first Mexican to hold the title of President of the Jury. Iñárritu follows last year’s Jury President, Cate Blanchett.

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In a statement from the festival, Iñárritu remarked, “Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career, he has declared. 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.”

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate added, “It is very rare for Alejandro G. Iñárritu to agree to take part in a jury, and this is the first time that the Festival de Cannes Jury is to be chaired by a Mexican artist. Cannes embraces all...
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