“Tabu” writer-director (and former film critic) Miguel Gomes will head the Cannes Critics’s Week jury this year, it was announced by the festival today. The jury, comprised of four film journalists, will vote for one of the seven films playing in the competition.
Making a name for himself in the industry with only three feature films (“The Face You Deserve,” “This Dear Month of August” and “Tabu”), “Miguel Gomes perfectly embodies the mission of the Week: to discover new auteurs through a first or second work and be on the international scene,” Cannes said.
Gomes’ latest, “Tabu,” won both the FIPRESCI Prize and Alfred Bauer Award at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival. He’s currently preparing his next feature.
Cannes runs May 16-24.