The 1960s love tale “Bad Education,” the latest movie from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, will open the Cannes Film Festival in May, organizers said Friday.
“Opening the Cannes festival marks the peak of the honeymoon that I’ve been living with the French public for years,” Almodovar said in a statement issued by the festival’s organizers.
The movie tells the story of two boys and a priest in a Roman Catholic school in Spain in the 1960s, who are then reunited about a decade later.
“Bad Education” will kick off the 57th annual festival on May 12, but it is not yet clear whether it will be in the competition. American director Quentin Tarantino heads this year’s jury.
Almodovar’s “All About My Mother,” starring Penelope Cruz, won best directing honors at Cannes in 1999.
The festival will run May 12-23.