Alejandro González Iñárritu Named Cannes Jury President

  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Oscar-winning director of Birdman and The Revenant, will be the president of the Cannes Jury this year.

  • An excerpt of his statement: “Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career... I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the jury.”

  • His films Amores Perros, Babel and Biutiful all showed at Cannes, receiving positive critical reception and awards.

  • He is the first Mexican artist to chair the jury panel.

  • Cannes takes place from May 14 to May 25, 2019.