Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2019: Ciro Guerra Appointed Critics' Week Jury President

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2019: Ciro Guerra Appointed Critics' Week Jury President

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Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s ’Birds Of Passage’ opened Directors’ Fortnight last year.

Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra has been appointed jury president for the Critics’ Week section at Cannes 2019.

Alongside Guerra on the Critics’ Week jury are French-British actress Amira Casar; French producer Marianne Slot; Congolese film journalist and critic Djia Mambu; and Italian screenwriter and director Jonas Carpignano.

The jury will award the Critics’ Week grand prize for best feature, the discovery prize for short film and the rising star award for best actor or actress.

Guerra has made four shorts and four features, often exploring questions of society and identity in his native Colombia. His second feature The Wind Journeys played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2009. Third feature Embrace Of The Serpent then debuted in Directors’ Fortnight in 2015, winning the Art Cinema award before becoming the first Colombian film to be nominated for the best foreign film Oscar the following year. …

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