Alejandro G. Iñárritu Appointed Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Days after his compadre Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director Oscar for “Roma,” Oscar-winner Alejandro G.

Iñárritu has revealed that he will serve as the first Mexican filmmaker chair of the Competition jury for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (May 14 to 25).“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career,” stated Iñárritu.

“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.”Festival president Pierre Lescure and artistic director Thierry Frémaux called Iñárritu “a daring filmmaker and a director who is full of surprises,

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