Pedro Almodóvar Responds to Viggo Mortensen on Cronenberg Cannes Jury Snub: ‘I Am Not to Blame’ for Rumors

While David Cronenberg is at Cannes this year with “Crimes of the Future” in competition, another story about the director’s history at the festival has resurfaced: In 1999, Cronenberg served as president of the jury that picked Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s “Rosetta” over Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother,” the presumed frontrunner at the time.

Cronenberg has dispelled the myth that his jury intentionally snubbed Almodóvar, who went on to win Best Director at the festival and, later, an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

However, the situation resurfaced this week during a public conversation at Cannes, when “Crimes of the Future” star Viggo Mortensen criticized Almodóvar for allegedly claiming that he had been “deprived” of the award.

Almodóvar has shared the following response with IndieWire.How odd stories remain and get distorted with time.

I have just read in IndieWire some public remarks by Viggo Mortensen about

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