Alejandro G. Iñárritu was named president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival
The Birdman and The Revenant Oscar winners will be the first Mexican artist to preside over the panel. Inciritu has a long history with Cannes, starting with his debut feature "Amores Perros" in 2000, and last two years ago with his critical experience of virtual reality, Carne y Arena, in the official selection.
"Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the start of my career," Iñanitare said in a statement. "I am very excited to return this year with the great honor of chairing the jury."
He added: "The cinema passes through the veins of the planet and this festival is his heart. We in the jury will have the privilege of witnessing the new and excellent work of colleagues from all over the planet. It is a real pleasure and responsibility that we will embrace with passion and devotion. "
Pierre Lescure, the festival's president, and Thierry Frémaux, his artistic director, praised Iñárritu as" not just a bold director and director. who is full of surprises [but] and a man of conviction, an artist of his time. "They noted that" very rarely "is that Ingarritu agrees to participate in a jury.
In 2006, Iñárritu won the Cannes Best Director Award for the Babel ensemble drama, which received seven Oscar nomination. He returned to Croisette in 2010 with "Biutiful," whose star, Javier Bardem, takes home the best Oscar nomination and Oscar nomination. "Cann is involved in all kinds of cinemas and, through the presence of the director of Babel, the festival will celebrate Mexican cinema," said Lescour and Freemo
Birdman (2015) and The Revenant (2016) won a number of Oscars, including directors' feedback awards. Iñárritu. In 2017 he won a special Oscar for "Carne y Arena". Lescure and Frémaux described the installation of VR as a work that addresses the problem of migration "with great power and humanity." After the world premiere in Cannes "Carne" y Arena "is exhibited in Milan, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Washington.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will take place from 14 to 25 May