Magazine article Screen International

Pedro Almodóvar Named 70th Cannes Film Festival Jury President

Magazine article Screen International

Pedro Almodóvar Named 70th Cannes Film Festival Jury President

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Pedro Almodóvar will preside over the jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in May, 25 years after he served as a juror under Gérard Depardieu.

"I am very happy to be able to celebrate Cannes Film Festival 70th anniversary from such a privileged position," Almodóvar said in response to the invitation by president of the festival Pierre Lescure and delegate-general Thierry Frémaux.

"I am grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed. I am aware of the responsibility that entails being the president of the jury and I hope to be up to the job. I can only tell that I'll devote myself, body and soul, to this task, that it is both a privilege and a pleasure."

"For its 70th edition, the Festival de Cannes is delighted to welcome a unique and hugely popular artist. …

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