Trapero to head jury in Cannes
Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero, who in 2008 competed for the Palm d’Or with his film Leonera, will head the jury of the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. His appointment to this position was announced yesterday by the organizers of the prestigious competition, and Trapero displayed “pride to participate in the adventure of Cannes in a new way.”
The producer confided to the German agency DPA that Un Certain Regard, in which he competed with White Elephant as well as a chapter of the Seven Days in Havana anthology, always has an inspired collection of films. Trapero, also the author of El bonaerense and Carancho, added separately that the festival “always brings us grand teachers, young talent and promise, new countries and new forms of cinema.”
Twenty films will compete in the Un Certain Regard section, the titles of which will be announced on April 17. Cannes will announce, on the same day, the titles of the official competition contenders that will be vying for the coveted Palm d’Or. The Cannes film festival will take place from May 14 to 25.
Herald with online media