Acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar is named jury president of the 70th Cannes film festival. Sara Hemrajani reports.
Pedro Almodovar is returning to Cannes this May, but this time as jury president. The acclaimed Spanish director will lead the judging panel who decide which film will be awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or. Almodovar is no stranger to the French Riviera, having presented five of his movies in competition at the festival. In a statement, the Oscar-winner said he was "grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed". The 70th edition of Cannes will run from May 17th to 28th.