Iris Knobloch, elected subsequent President of the Competition de Cannes

Official launch

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Iris Knobloch want to prolong her gratitude to the Board members of the Competition de Cannes for electing her as President: « I really feel deeply honored that France has elected me President of the Competition de Cannes. As a heartfelt European, I’ve all the time stood for cinema all through my profession, each in France and internationally, and I’m thrilled to have the ability to give my all in order that this world occasion stays influential – it’s a significant occasion that’s key to protecting alive the cultural lifetime of a world that, greater than ever, desperately wants it. A movie of cinema seen in a theater stays a key creative expression and the Competition de Cannes, with its choice so distinctive, exhibits the best way yearly. I can’t wait to start out a collective debate with the Board of Administrators, Basic Delegate Thierry Frémaux, and the entire movie business gamers to hold on what has been completed and to map out the long run historical past within the gentle of the brand new challenges coming. Finally, I want to thank Pierre Lescure for the fantastic work he has finished for the Competition over the previous eight years and, prematurely, for the discussions we may have, to organize the transition over the following few months. »

«Once I was reelected in June 2020, I expressed my want to guarantee my succession earlier than the tip of my third mandate, and a girl taking up needs to be paramount. I’m thrilled that Iris Knobloch is approaching board and I’ll gladly cross the torch on to her as she is going to undoubtedly present imaginative and prescient and expertise in her new place».
Pierre Lescure, present President

Basic Delegate Thierry Frémaux added «My group and I are thrilled to see Iris Knobloch be part of us. Her election will assist strengthen the Competition’s resolve to remain as near its beliefs as attainable. Now we have many challenges coming our manner and we are going to do our utmost to verify cinema and the Competition that embodies it, occupy the place they deserve whereas strongly affirming their creative and political necessity ».


Pierre Lescure will step down from his place on June 30, 2022. The Board of Administrators want to prolong their wholehearted gratitude for his priceless contribution and for the best way he dealt with the Board members’ works – all of the whereas strengthening the foundations of the Competition and so serving to the occasion stay the last word creative reference of world cinema.


Basic Delegate Thierry Frémaux and Secretary-Basic François Desrousseaux will now work with Iris Knobloch as they used to with Pierre Lescure.


Iris Knobloch

As a trilingual lawyer who obtained regulation levels from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich and New York College, Knobloch readily describes herself as “a translator”, within the sense that she has all the time helped the Hollywood studio perceive the particular challenges of the French cultural exception and defended the concept creation and motive want one another.


After a 25-year tenure in numerous management roles at WarnerMedia, together with 15 years because the CEO of Warner Bros. France, Iris Knobloch was given much more duty in 2020 as she turned the CEO of WarnerMedia France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – as such, she oversaw the event and implementation of WarnerMedia’s technique and coordinated all industrial and advertising and marketing operations within the area.


Shortly after she left the corporate, with a confirmed monitor file in leisure and leisure and a robust worldwide community, she co-founded I2PO in July 2021, the primary European SPAC (Particular Function Acquisition Firm) devoted to this business.


Throughout all these years because the CEO of Warner France, she has delivered to Cannes and supported among the most interesting worldwide auteurs: Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven’s twenty fifth anniversary, Christopher Nolan who supervised the restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A House Odyssey, Steven Soderbergh for Che that earned Benicio del Toro the Greatest Actor Award, Woody Allen for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Darkish Stranger, Dámian Szifrón for Wild Tales, produced by Okay&S in Argentina and Pedro Almodóvar, Baz Luhrmann for The Nice Gatsby, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Street and so on.


In her profession, one movie epitomizes her work ethic – The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann, a silent black and white French movie that she needed to clarify and defend, like so many different French movies, earlier than it went on to be the worldwide hit everyone knows and earned Jean Dujardin the award for Greatest Actor. It additionally marked one of the vital memorable connections between Iris Knobloch’s skilled dedication and the Competition de Cannes as a promoter of nice movies.


In 2008, she was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

The seventy fifth Worldwide Competition de Cannes will happen from 17 to twenty-eight Could 2022.

The Official Choice might be unveiled on April 14, 2022.

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