The Oscar profitable author and director, whose works embrace "Julieta", "Dangerous Schooling" and "All About My Mom", has had 5 of his films proven in competitors on the pageant.
Almodovar, 67, stated he was "grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed". Additional jury members for the 70th version of the pageant, which can run from Might 17 to Might 28, shall be introduced in April.
"The Pageant de Cannes is delighted to welcome a singular and massively well-liked artist. His works have already carved out an everlasting area of interest within the historical past of movie," pageant organisers stated in a press release.