Magazine article Screen International

Alfonso Cuarón to Lead Venice Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Alfonso Cuarón to Lead Venice Jury

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Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón is to preside over the International Jury for the Competition of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (Sept 2-12), which will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and the other official prizes.

The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, on the recommendation of the director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera.

The winner of two Oscars - for Best Director and Best Film Editing for Gravity, which opened Venice 2013 - Cuarón has won four more Oscar nominations, all of them for films screened as world premieres at the Venice Film Festival: Y tu mamà también (2001, Best Original Screenplay), Children of Men (2006, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing), Gravity (2013, Best Film). …

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