Juliette Binoche's Berlinale jury members are all present and correct
by Bénédicte Prot
- The five jurors who will help Binoche to judge the films in competition include Sandra Hüller and Sebastián Lelio, while Agnès Varda is to receive a Berlinale Camera
As the preparations for the 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (7-17 February 2019) enter the home stretch, the final make-up of the international jury chaired by Juliette Binoche (see the news) that will hand out the Golden and Silver Bears has been announced.
The famous French actress will be joined by German thesp Sandra Hüller, who has become a familiar face at all the A-list festivals and was particularly lauded for her turn in Maren Ade's Cannes-premiered, multiple award-winning Toni Erdmann [+see also:
Q&A: Maren Ade
film profile]. Last year, she was seen on the big screen of the Berlinale Palast in Thomas Stuber’s In the Aisles [+see also:
interview: Franz Rogowski
interview: Thomas Stuber
Another competition regular also finds himself on the jury: Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, who ran in the Berlinale Competition in 2013 with Gloria [+see also:
film profile], which won several awards, including a Silver Bear (Best Actress), and who came back in 2017 with A Fantastic Woman [+see also:
film profile], taking home the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay as well as the Teddy Award.
The UK will be represented on the jury by Trudie Styler, an actress (trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company) and producer (her numerous credits include the cult British movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and her company Maven Pictures is presenting two titles at Berlin this year: Guy Nattiv’s Skin in the Panorama section and Andrew Ahn’s Driveways in Generation Kplus). The last two jury members, film critic Justin Chang and Rajendra Roy (chief curator of film at MoMA in New York), come from the USA.
The jury of the GWFF Best First Feature Award, also announced today, consists of French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis (Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize in 2017 for Félicité [+see also:
interview: Alain Gomis
film profile]), Chinese director-screenwriter-producer Vivian Qu, and German author and journalist Katja Eichinger. Lastly, the jury for the Glashütte Original - Documentary Award, to be given out this year for the third time, consists of Italian programmer Maria Bonsanti, US director-writer Gregory Nava and Brazilian director Maria Ramos.
This year's Berlinale Cameras, honouring individuals and institutions that have a connection with the festival and have made an extraordinary contribution to the world of filmmaking, will celebrate the work of veteran French filmmaker Agnès Varda (the ceremony will be followed by the screening of Varda by Agnès [+see also:
interview: Agnès Varda
film profile], Out of Competition), Germany’s Wieland Speck, who headed up the Panorama section of the gathering for many years, his fellow countryman director-screenwriter Herrmann Zschoche, and Sandra Schulberg, founder of the Independent Filmmaker Project in the USA.
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