Cannes 2013: Miguel Gomes will preside over the jury of the International Critics' Week

Miguel Gomes

The Portuguese the director Miguel Gomes will be the president of the 52nd edition International Critics' Week which is going to take place from May 16th to 24th as part of the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

It is the third consecutive year that the Grand prize of the International Critic' Week is awarded by a jury and not by the press as it used to be. Miguel Gomes will be assisted by four international journalists. He follows in his task Lee Chang-Dong and Bertrand Bonello.
The Portuguese director asserted in a press release on the International Critics' Week website: "I am very proud to be able to help a film by giving it an award. Despite the fact that I am finishing a short film and the preparation of a next feature film, it's an experience which I couldn't resist."

Choosing Miguel Gomes is an interesting choice because before being a director he was a critic for the Portuguese press. His last film Tabu was in the official competition for the Lux Prize 2012. Tabu received warms reviews and won two awards, the Fipresci and the Alfred Bauer prizes.

The selection of films for the International Critics' Week will be announced in April.