Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar will be the jury Chairman at the Cannes film festival 70.
It is reported by IMDb.
«It is a pleasure to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes film festival being in such a privileged position. Grateful, flattered and a little shocked. I am aware of the responsibility that lies with the President of the jury, and I hope that will do the job,» he wrote in his response to the invitation almodóvar.
His career, Pedro almodóvar started out in the late 1970s, but fame came to him in the 1980s for the eccentric and vivid paintings, in which he shot mostly women. Vaudeville, farce, tragedy, Thriller, musical – Almodovar conquer any genre in which he did not forget to explore your favorite topics: passion, family ties, fate, guilt and the skeletons in the closet.
Among his regular actors — Penelope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Antonio Banderas, Rossy de Palma, Javier Bardem, Javier Camara, Carmen Maura and Victoria Abril.
Pedro Almodovar two awards «Oscar» for best foreign language film («All about my mother») and for best original screenplay («Talk to her»).
The last time the Director came to Cannes in 2016. Then he brought the drama «Juliet», which was screened in the main competition, but received nothing.
Remember Almodovar Cannes and on the jury — the Director participated in the team of Gerard Depardieu in 1992. In addition, Pedro Almodovar was decorated with a poster of 60, is also the anniversary of the Cannes film festival.
In recent years, the festival gave the chair the jury of mostly English-speaking filmmakers. Since 2000, only seven times the jury was headed by Europeans. The last time was in 2012, when Director Nanni Moretti gave the «Palme d’or» the drama «Love» by Michael Haneke.
The names of the other members of the jury will be announced in mid-April.
70 the Cannes film festival will be held from 17 to 28 may.
As previously reported, in may 2016 in the Ukrainian pavilion at the film market of the 69th Cannes film festival presented the film «Chernobyl. Zone of the future».
Pedro Almodovar will lead the jury at the Cannes film festival 01.02.2017