Magazine article Screen International

Bertolucci to Head Venice Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Bertolucci to Head Venice Jury

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Director Bernardo Bertolucci assumes role for second time after chairing 1983 jury.

Director Bernardo Bertolucci will chair Venice's (28 August - 7 September) international competition jury this year.

It will be the second time the Oscar-winning director will chair the jury, having also assumed the role in 1883.

"Very few directors can claim a lifetime experience so passionately committed to contemporary cinema like Bertolucci's", said festival director Alberto Barbera.

"His work has explored with insatiable curiosity the world around us and the ever evolving language of film, discovering and bringing to our attention what's most vital and beautiful. Such commitment to "the present" is one of the finest services that cinema can render to itself and is one of the many reasons why Bertolucci is the ideal jury president."

"I cheerfully accept to chair the jury of the 70th Venice International Film Festival," stated Bertolucci. …

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