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Alejandro Inarritu becomes first Mexican to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Alejandro Inarritu/ All Lights Film MagazineThe five-time Oscar-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is to head the jury at this year's Cannes film festival,

For their part, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, are delighted that the filmmaker has accepted their invitation: “It is very rare for Alejandro G. Iñárritu to agree to take part in a jury, and this is the first time that the Festival de Cannes Jury is to be chaired by a Latin American filmmaker. Cannes embraces all types of cinema, and through the presence of the Babel's director, it is Mexican cinema that the Festival will be celebrating.”

The Festival de Cannes 2019 will take place from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 25 May.