The juries of the 76th Venice Film Festival unveiled
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The definitive jury members for the 76th edition of Venice have been announced, encompassing Orizzonti, the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film, Venice Virtual Reality and Venice Classics
The final list of jury members for the 76th Venice International Film Festival, which is set to unspool on the Lido from 28 August-7 September 2019, has been announced.
Flanking director Lucrecia Martel, the chair of the competition jury at the 76th edition of Venice (see the news), in addition to Canadian historian and critic Piers Handling, British actress Stacy Martin, Mexican DoP Rodrigo Prieto, Japanese director Tsukamoto Shinya and his Italian counterpart Paolo Virzì, will be Canadian helmer Mary Harron (who, after having already been invited to join the Orizzonti jury, is replacing Australian director Jennifer Kent, as she is unable to make it to Venice).
Taking the place of Mary Harron on the Orizzonti jury, chaired by Italian filmmaker Susanna Nicchiarelli, will be Uruguayan director Álvaro Brechner. The other members of the jury are British artistic director Mark Adams, French director Rachid Bouchareb and Italian artistic director Eva Sangiorgi.
Serving on the jury for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Award for a Debut Film – alongside the chairman (Serbian director Emir Kusturica), Italian helmer Antonietta De Lillo, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry and US producer Michael J Werner – is a recently announced fifth member: US filmmaker Terence Nance.
The two other, previously announced juries of the 76th Venice Film Festival remain unchanged: namely, that of Venice Virtual Reality, made up of US composer-artist-director Laurie Anderson (chairwoman), Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini and Italian designer Alysha Naples; and that of Venice Classics, presided over by Italian director Costanza Quatriglio.
(Translated from Italian)
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