The Spanish director Pedro Almodovar on Thursday welcomed the selection of his latest film, “Julieta” for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it will be for the fifth time in competition for the Golden Palm.
“I am very pleased to have been selected this year,” said the director in a statement.
“Given the titles and authors I accompanied, it promises to be a big issue,” said he added stressing that “continues to celebrate Cannes auteur cinema”.
“Julieta” with Spanish actress Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in the title role, is a drama centered on a mother. His daughter leaves home at the age of 18, without explanation, to disappear ten years.
The film evokes “fatality, the guilt complex and intricate mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love as if they had never expected, “summarizes El Deseo production house of Pedro Almodovar. “It’s a film about suffering and how it separates and unites the people who share it.”
Julieta is the fifth Almodovar film in competition at Cannes for the Palme d’Or.
“All About My Mother” (1999) was awarded the prize for best director. “” Volver “(2006) had won the Best Actress award for the whole team of actresses.” Embraces broken “(2009) and” the Skin I Live “(2011), a thriller, were also sélecctionnés.
Pedro Almodovar also welcomes” the promotional effect “of the selection, while his film, released in Spain on April 8, will soon be on screens in France and Italy.
He had partially waived its promotion in Spain in early April, after the mention of his name in the case of Panama papers.
Pedro Almodovar’s name and his brother Agustin included, according to Spanish online newspaper el Confidencial in documents the Panamanian firm Mosseck Fonseca whose clients have created offshore companies.
both Almodovar brothers would have powers in a tax haven company, the British Virgin Islands in 1991, according to Spanish media. However, the documents do not indicate clearly whether the company had a capital.