Two years after Cate Blanchett, she is once again a Hollywood diva to cover the role of president of the International Jury of the Venice Film Festival: it’s about Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore who, from 31 August to 10 September, will decide, together with the other members of the jury, who to award the Golden Lion for best film and other official prizes, such as the Volpi Cup for the best male and female performances. Winner, among others, of BAFTA and Emmy, Julianne Moore is famous for her versatility and sensitivity of her, not new to Venice where, in 2002, she won the title of best actress thanks to her interpretation of her in Away from heaven.
On the jury with her, six excellent representatives of international cinema: Mariano Cohn (Argentina) director, screenwriter and producer who competed with the hilarious at the Venice Film Festival in 2021 Surprise ending with Penelope Cruz directed together with colleague Gastón Duprat; Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy) director and screenwriter, author, among others, of the wonderful Still air with Silvio Orlando and Toni Servillo presented out of competition at the Festival in 2021; Audrey Diwan (France), director of Anne’s Choice – L’Événementwinner of the Leone d’Oro again in 2021; Leila Hatami (Iran) actress, highly regarded in A separation by Asghar Farhādi; Kazuo Ishiguro (Japan-Great Britain) writer and screenwriter, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017; and finally, Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain) director, screenwriter and producer, author of the award-winning Mother with Marta Nieto.
The Venice Jury chaired, in fact, by Julianne Moore – nominated by the Biennale Board of Directors who adopted the proposal of the artistic director Alberto Barbera – will assign the following official prizes to the feature films in Competition: Golden Lion for Best FilmSilver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion – Award for Best Director, Volpi Cup for Best Female Performance, Volpi Cup for Best Male Performance, Special Jury Award, Award for Best Screenplay, Award Marcello Mastroianni to a young emerging actor or actress.
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Source: Vanity Fair