Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Jane Campion, Martin McDonagh & Laura Poitras Join The Venice Film Festival Jury

It looks like Damien Chazelle will have some company at the lido this year as directors Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog“), Laura Poitras (“All The Beauty And The Bloodshed“), Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees Of Inisherin“) and Mia Hansen-Løve (“Bergman Island“) will all be a part of the main jury for the upcoming Venice Film Festival running from August 30th until September 9th.

Other members of the jury will include Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri (“Wajib”); Chinese actress Shu Qi (“The Assassin”), Italian director Gabriele Mainetti (“Freaks Out”), and Argentinian director Santiago Mitre (“Argentina, 1985“). Damien Chazelle will preside over the jury as its president.

The news was announced this morning, no doubt, because the decision of the forthcoming SAG-AFTRA strike is imminent following a break down of negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance for Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

The jury of the Horizons section at Venice will contain Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania (“The Man Who Sold His Skin“), U.S. director Kahlil Joseph (“Lemonade”), French filmmaker Jean-Paul Salomé (“La Syndacaliste”), and British film festival director Tricia Tuttle. Italian director Jonas Carpignano (“A Chiara“) will preside over the Horizons jury.

Finally, the jury assembled to reward the Luigi De Laurentiis – Lion of The Future – Award for best debut film will be led by Alice Diop (“Saint Omer“). The jury consists of Moroccan actor, director, and screenwriter Faouzi Bensaïdi, Argentinian filmmaker Laura Citarella (“Trenque Lauquen”), Italian director Andrea De Sica (“Children of the Night”), and filmmaker Chloe Domont (“Fair Play“).

The lineup for the 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival will be announced on July 25th.

Are you excited for the 2023 Venice Film Festival? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Which films do you think will be announced? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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