Pedro Almodóvar Named 70th Cannes Jury President

Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar has been named a subsequent President of a Jury for a 70thCannes Film Festival in May.

“I am really happy to be means to applaud Cannes Film Festival[‘s] 70th anniversary from such a absolved position,” pronounced Almodóvar in a statement. “I am grateful, celebrated and bit overwhelmed. we am wakeful of a shortcoming that entails being a boss of a jury and we wish to be adult to a job. we can usually tell that I’ll persevere myself, physique and essence to this task, that it is both a payoff and a pleasure.”

The iconic executive has a film career that spans opposite 35 years and his 20 films operation from From Pepi, Luci, Born to La Mancha to final year’s Julieta. He’s worked with a operation of actors including Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Antonio Banderas, Rossy de Palma, Javier Bardem, Javier Cámara, Carmen Maura and Victoria Abril.

Five of his films – All About My Mother, Volver, Broken Embraces, The Skin we Live In and Julieta – have been comparison In Competition in Cannes. Bad Education opened a fest in 2004 while a executive himself featured on a print of a 60th festival.

“For a 70th edition, a Festival de Cannes is gay to acquire a singular and hugely renouned artist,” pronounced a President of a Festival, Pierre Lescure and Delegate-General Thierry Frémaux. “A prolonged and constant loyalty binds Pedor Almodóvar to a festival, where he was member of a jury underneath a presidency of Gérard Depardieu.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 17-28.