Two-time Venice Golden Lion winner Ang Lee will head the international jury of the Venice FilmFestival’s 66th edition.
Venice’s artistic director Marco Mueller made the selection and the
Biennale’s board of directors and Biennale President Paolo Baratta
approved the decision.
Ang Lee’s close ties with Venice include winning the Golden Lion - the
festival’s top prize - twice. His first win came in 2005 fromBrokeback Mountain, and he won again in 2007 with Mandarin-language
feature Lust, Caution (Se, jie).
Born in Taiwan, Lee moved to the United States in 1978 to pursue his
education and earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts at the University of
Illinois before going to New York University where he earned a Masters
of Fine Arts degree in film production.
Lee’s other films include Sense And Sensibility, The Ice Storm, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.
Currently, Ang Lee is in post-production on Taking Woodstock, based on
Elliot Tiber’s autobiographical work about events leading up to the famed