Magazine article Screen International

Annette Bening to Preside over Venice International Jury

Magazine article Screen International

Annette Bening to Preside over Venice International Jury

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20th Century Women star becomes first female president for 11 years.

US actress Annette Bening has been named president of the international jury for this year’s Venice International Film Festival (Aug 30 - Sept 9).

Four-time Oscar nominee Bening, whose credits include American Beauty and The Kids Are Alright, was recently seen in A24’s 20th Century Women alongside Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig.

She becomes the first female president of the international jury for 11 years, and the sixth in history, after Catherine Deneuve in 2006, Gong Li in 2002, Jane Campion in 1997, Suso Cecchi D’Amico in 1980, and Sabine Azéma in 1987.

The decision was made by Venice’s board of directors, chaired by Paolo Baratta. …

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