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VENICE 2017 Juries

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Presenting the international juries of the 74th Venice Film Festival

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- Ildikó Enyedi, Michel Franco, Rebecca Hall, Anna Mouglalis, Jasmine Trinca, Edgar Wright and Yonfan will flank Annette Bening on the main jury. The Orizzonti jury will be chaired by Gianni Amelio

Presenting the international juries of the 74th Venice Film Festival
Director Gianni Amelio, president of the Orizzonti jury

The 74th Venice International Film Festival (30 August – 9 September 2017) has announced the members of its four international juries. Sitting alongside president Annette Bening on the Competition jury (see article) are Hungarian director and screenwriter Ildikó Enyedi, who won the Golden Bear at Berlin in 2017 with his latest film, On Body and Soul [+see also:
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, Mexican director, producer and screenwriter Michel Franco, who has won awards at Cannes for three of his films and producedDesde allá by Lorenzo Vigas, which won the Golden Lion at Venice in 2015, British actress Rebecca Hall (Christine), French actress Anna Mouglalis (Leopardi [+see also:
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), Italian filmmaker Jasmine Trinca, who won the award for Best Actress in Un Certain Regard at Cannes for Lucky [+see also:
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; Edgar Wright, the British director and screenwriter of the iconic Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, whose film Baby Driver is currently showing in American theatres, and director, producer and screenwriter Yonfan, a well-travelled director who grew up in Taiwan and lives and works in Hong Kong.

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The international jury of the Orizzonti section is being chaired by Italian director Gianni Amelio (who this year won a Nastro d’Argento award for Holding Hands [+see also:
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) and is made up of Rakhshan Banietemad, one of the biggest Iranian directors, American director Ami Canaan Mann, who has written three feature films, including Texas Killing Fields, which was shown in competition at Venice in 2011, Irish-Scottish director, screenwriter and curator Mark Cousins, who is famous for his majestic The Story of Film: An Odyssey, Argentinian screenwriter, architect and artistic curator Andrés Duprat (The Distinguished Citizen [+see also:
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, written by him, won the protagonist, Oscar Martínez, the Volpi Cup at Venice last year), Belgian director and screenwriter Fien Troch, whose last film, Home [+see also:
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, won the direction award of the Orizzonti section at Venice in 2016, and French screenwriter and director Rebecca Zlotowski, whose 2016 film Planetarium [+see also:
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, starring Natalie Portman, was presented out of competition at Venice.

The international jury, which will award the Lion of the Future - “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film, is made up of French director and screenwriter Benoît Jacquot (3 Hearts [+see also:
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), the president, British film critic, professor and programmer Geoff Andrew, Albert Lee, one of the most versatile figures in the Hong Kong film industry, Italian actress Greta Scarano (Senza nessuna pietà [+see also:
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, presented in the Orizzonti section of Venice in 2014, winner of a Nastro d’Argento award for Suburra [+see also:
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), and Yorgos Zois, a Greek director whose debut feature film, Interruption [+see also:
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, was presented in the Orizzonti section in 2015.

The international jury of the Venice Virtual Reality section is being chaired this year by famous American director John Landis, who was a member of the competition jury at the 65th edition of the festival. Sitting alongside him are French screenwriter and director Céline Sciamma (whose screenplays also include My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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, nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature), and actor and director Ricky Tognazzi (La scorta, selected in competition at Cannes).

Moreover, as already announced, Italian director Giuseppe Piccioni (Questi giorni [+see also:
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) will chair the jury of film students that will award the Venice Classics awards for Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema.

(Translated from Italian)

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