Alfonso Cuarón to teach masterclass at Cannes Film Festival

Paris (Notimex)-- Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón (above) will teach one of the two masterclasses of the 70th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival, which will begin next week.

The Oscar-winning director will offer the film lesson on Wednesday, May 24th at the Buñuel hall of the Cannes Festival Palace. The lesson will be about two hours long, according to the festival program that was presented Thursday.

In 2008 Cuarón was a member of the jury that awarded the Palme d'Or to the French film "La Classe" by Laurent Cantet. 

Cuarón's masterclass is one of the two scheduled by the directors of the festival for its 70th anniversary. Another class will be offered by the American director and actor Clint Eastwood.

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will begin on Wednesday and end on Sunday, May 28th.

This year's edition will also feature a virtual reality film by director Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Mexican director Michel Franco will compete in the festival with his latest film "Las hijas de abril".

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