“For its 70th version, the Pageant de Cannes is thrilled to welcome a novel and massively fashionable artist,” the president of the pageant, Pierre Lescure, and its director, Thierry Frémaux, stated within the announcement. “His works have already carved out an everlasting area of interest within the historical past of movie.”
Mr. Almodóvar served at the Cannes jury in 1992, and 5 of his movies had been decided on for pageant on the pageant: “All About my Mom” (1999), for which he gained the prize for highest director; “Volver” (2006), which gained highest screenplay and highest actress — shared by way of a number of forged individuals; “Damaged Embraces” (2009); “The Pores and skin I Reside In” (2011); and “Julieta” (2016). His film “Unhealthy Schooling” opened the pageant in 2004.
“I’m thankful, venerated and slightly beaten,” the director stated within the remark. “I’m acutely aware of the accountability that involves being the president of the jury, and I am hoping to be as much as the process. I will best inform that I’ll commit myself, frame and soul, to this process, that it’s each a privilege and a excitement.”
Mr. Lescure and Mr. Frémaux praised Mr. Almodóvar’s 20 movies as “an incandescent oeuvre, a legacy of his punk, protest-filled formative years, and pushed by way of an insatiable pastime for feminine figures and the historical past of movie itself.”
They added: “Ever sudden and eclectic however all the time coherent, the director from Los angeles Mancha can flip his hand to any style – vaudeville, farce, tragedy, fable, musical or mystery — whilst by no means dropping sight of his puppy subject matters: pastime, filiation, future, guilt and buried…