Magazine article Screen International

Darren Aronofsky Named Berlinale Jury President

Magazine article Screen International

Darren Aronofsky Named Berlinale Jury President

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US director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky will be jury president of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

Aronofsky, whose most recent feature was biblical epic Noah, will head the main jury of the Berlinale, which is set to run Feb 5-15, 2015.

The filmmaker said: "At the Berlinale, the cinema is always exciting and fascinating. I am looking forward to watching the latest from the greatest in one of the great cities on the planet."

Aronofsky's feature debut was Pi in 1998, for which he won best director at the Sundance Film Festival.

His follow-up, Requiem for a Dream, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000, and it was not until 2006 that he returned with cult film The Fountain at the Venice Film Festival.

In 2008, Aronofsky's The Wrestler won the Golden Lion at Venice and was named film of the year at the AFI Awards in Los Angeles, marking the comeback of actor Mickey Rourke. …

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