Pablo Trapero, Argentinean director, producer and scriptwriter, has presented three of his films at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard selection beginning in 2002. Now, in his own words, he is to “take part in another way in the adventure in Cannes.” For the 67th edition, he will serve as the president for the jury for Un Certain Regard, Official Selection.
Trapero stated “I am very proud to serve as President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard… [it] is always a very exciting selection. It brings us grand masters, promising young talent, new countries, and new forms of cinema.”
Trapero’s projects have achieved several successes on the film circuit since his first feature (“Mundo Grua”) received the Critic’s Award at the Venice Film Festival in 1999. In 2002, his second feature “El Bonaerense” was selected at Cannes (Un Certain Regard), and he returned to Cannes three times thereafter with “Leonera” (2008), “Carancho” (2010) and and “Elefante Blanco” (2012). He is also the founder of Matanza Cine, an independent company that develops young Argentinean filmmakers, such as Lisandro Alonso and Enrique Bellande.
The winner of the prize for Un Certain Regard will be announced May 23rd, a day before the closing night awards ceremony of the 67th festival.