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VENICE 2014

Alexandre Desplat will chair the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition

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- The French film composer will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and the other official awards alongside the rest of the jury

Alexandre Desplat will chair the International Jury of the Venezia 71 Competition
Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat, the internationally renowned French film composer, will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition of the 71st Venice International Film Festival (27 August – 6 September 2014), which will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and the other official prizes. It is the first time a film composer chairs the Jury for the competition of the Venice Film Festival.

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A six-time Oscar nominee (The Queen [+see also:
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interview: Stephen Frears
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, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr Fox, The King's Speech [+see also:
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interview: Tom Hooper
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, Argo, and Philomena [+see also:
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), Alexandre Desplat has won many prizes, including a Golden Globe, three Césars, two European Film Awards, and a Bafta. He has collaborated with directors such as Stephen Frears, Roman Polanski, Terrence Malick, Tom Hooper, Jacques Audiard, Kathryn Bigelow, David Fincher, George Clooney, Ang Lee, Ben Affleck, David Yates, Wes Anderson and Matteo Garrone.

(Translated from Italian)

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