This is a regular at the festival. The director colombian Ciro Guerra will chair the jury of the Critics ‘ Week in Cannes, according to a press release of the organizers. The 58th edition of the semaine de la critique, the parallel section of the 72nd international film Festival dedicated to the discovery of new talents, will take place from 15 to 23 may in Cannes, on the French Riviera. His selection will be unveiled on the 22nd April, and will consist, as usual, that of the first and second films of directors.

the Author of four short films, Ciro Guerra, 38 years old, was shot in 2004 a first feature in black and white, The Shadow of Bogotá ( La Sombra del needy ) featuring a victim and her executioner, a member of the colombian guerrilla. the Voyages of The wind ( Los Viajes del viento ), the second feature film by Ciro Guerra, was presented at the Cannes film Festival 2009, in the un Certain Regard selection.

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In 2015, his third film, The Embrace of the serpent ( El Abrazo de la serpiente ), has been awarded the Art Cinema Award at the Directors’ Fortnight. Last year, Ciro Guerra was again in the spotlight of the Fortnight with Bird of passage ( Pajaros de verano ) at the start of the selection. Nominated at the last Oscars for the best foreign film, the feature-length film tells the daily life of a family of indigenous Wayuu at the time of the birth of drug cartels in Colombia, the country of origin of the producer.

His latest film, Waiting for the Barbarians , is currently in post-production. The distribution of this adaptation of the novel of J. M. Coetzee includes Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp.

international Jury

the president of the jury of the Critics ‘ Week, Ciro Guerra is the successor to the director of Norwegian Joachim Trier. The jury 2019 also meet the actress franco-british Amira Casar, French producer Marianne Slot, the journalist and film critic belgo-congolese Djia Mambu and the Italian screenwriter and director Jonas Carpignano.

last year, the Grand prix of the semaine de la Critique has crowned Diamantino of Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. The selection 2018 included, among others, Scheherazade and Guy , two films winning Caesars 2019.

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