Pedro almodóvar headed jury of the Cannes film festival
Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar became the head of the jury of the anniversary, the 70th of the Cannes film festival, which will take place in France from 17 to 28 may 2017, according to the festival organizing Committee.
“I am very happy to be able to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cannes film festival in such a place of honor. I’m grateful, flattered and a bit overwhelmed. I realize what a responsibility to be the head of the jury and hope that will do the job. I can only say that I fully dedicate himself to the task, at the same time will and pleasure, and an honour,” said Almodovar, whose words are in the message of the organizing Committee of the festival.
Pedro Almodovar has won two awards at the Cannes film festival, in 1999, he received the award as best Director for the film “All about my mother”, and in 2006 — for best screenplay (the film “the Return”).
the head of the main jury of the festival of France Almodovar became for the first time, becoming the first Hispanic at this post. In previous years the jury was headed by many outstanding Directors and actors, including the Coen brothers (2015), Steven Spielberg (2013) Robert de Niro (2011), Tim Burton (2010), Emir Kusturica (2005), Quentin Tarantino (2004), David Lynch (2002), Luc Besson (2000), Francis Ford Coppola (1996), Clint Eastwood (1994), Milos Forman (1985), Jean Cocteau (1953-1954), and others.