Magazine article Screen International

Roberto Cicutto to Take over from Paolo Baratta as Head of the Venice Biennale

Magazine article Screen International

Roberto Cicutto to Take over from Paolo Baratta as Head of the Venice Biennale

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He will be responsible for finding an eventual succesor to Venice film fesitval chief Alberto Barbera.

Roberto Cicutto, CEO of Istituto Luce Cinecittà, has been named president of the Biennale, the organisation that runs the Venice Film Festival, by Dario Franceschini, the Italian minister of culture.

He takes over from Paolo Baratta who has been president since 2008.

As president, one of Cicutto’s responsbilities is to appoint the director of the Venice film festival, presently Alberto Barbera. After a stint as festival director between 1999 to 2002, Barbera returned to the festival in 2012.

Barbera has been in position since 2012 ad there is no limit to the number of times the contract for the director of the festival can be renewed. …

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