The 2019 Cannes jury should be interesting. The festival has announced the leader, and it’s Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu, multiple Oscar winner for “Birdman” and “The Revenant.” He won back to back Oscars for writing and directing each of those, and leading “Birdman” to a Best Picture win.
Innaritu has also won awards for movies like “Babel,” “Buitiful,” and “Amores Perros.”
So hold on: maybe he’ll choose Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron to join him, plus Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz. They’ll make it all Mexico and Spain. It would be a great theme for Cannes! All Oscar winners and nominees from those countries. We’ll drive Trump crazy!
Add to that the very strong possibility of a new Pedro Almodovar movie called “Pain and Glory” starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope.
PS I’d love it if Cannes would show Woody Allen’s “Rainy Night in New York.” So would the French!