Rodrigo Sorogoyen will be President of Cannes Critics' Week 2024

Rodrigo Sorogoyen will be President of Cannes Critics' Week 2024

The director of As Bestas is delighted to be able to support the “new voices” of cinema.

A few days before the press conference where Thierry Frémaux will unveil the films in selection next Thursday, the big Cannes announcements are starting to fall. While we have already learned this week that Quentin Dupieux's new film, The second actwould open the Festival on May 15, we discovered this Friday that Rodrigo Sorogoyen will be President of the 63rd Critics’ Week.

In a video message, the Spanish director is delighted with his nomination, emphasizing the importance of this parallel section reserved for first and second feature films. “It’s a big responsibility that I look forward to with impatience (…) Critics’ Week supports cinema in an essential and very important way, new ways of telling it and new voices that bring cinema to life.

Sorogoyen was already present in 2022 on the Croisette to present his latest film, As Bestas, at Cannes Première. His absence from the competition had been widely commented on. But he is therefore back in Cannes, succeeding Audrey Diwan, who chaired the Week in 2023 and notably awarded Tiger Stripes. As a reminder, American director Greta Gerwig will be president of the Jury for the Cannes 2024 competition.

In just a few years, Rodrigo Sorogoyen has established himself as one of the most important European directors of his generation. First with May God lose us And El Reinothen with two films co-produced in France: Mother and so As Bestas, which featured a French couple (Marina Foïs and Denis Menochet) living in a village in Galicia. A major work that won everything at the 2023 Goyas and won the César for best foreign film.

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