Filmmaker Pablo Trapero Named President of Cannes 2014 Un Certain Regard Jury

Filmmaker Pablo Trapero Named President of Cannes 2014 Un Certain Regard Jury

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The Argentinian writer-director will lead the judges in Cannes next month

After years with films in competition at Cannes, Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Trapero will be judging the works of others.

The festival announced on Tuesday that the 44-year-old writer-director will head the jury of the Un Certain Regard section, taking the spot held by Thomas Vinterberg last year. In 2002, Trapero's “El Bonaerense,” his second film, was selected for Un Certain Regard, as were his films “Carancho” (2010) and “Elefante Blanco” (2012). His 2008 film “Leonera” screened in Competition at the fest.

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All in all, his experience at the French confab made him a perfect candidate to judge other films there.

“I am very proud to serve as President of the Jury for Un Certain Regard. Proud to take part in another way in the adventure in Cannes,” he said in a statement. “Un Certain Regard, where I have presented three of my films, is always a very exciting selection. It brings us grand masters, promising young talent, new countries and new forms of cinema.”

The festival's film selections will be announced on April 17.