Mexican filmmaker Inarritu to lead Cannes jury

Baku, February 28, AZERTAC

Mexico’s Oscar-winning film director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will head the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the event organizers said on Wednesday, according to Anadolu Agency.

“I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the jury,” the organizers quoted Inarritu as saying in a statement.

“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career,” said the five-time Oscar-winning director.

The 55-year-old filmmaker, who directed critically acclaimed films such as The Revenant, Birdman, and 21 Grams, among others, is the first Mexican to lead the French festival jury.

The festival will take place on May 14-25.

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