Frenchactress Catherine Deneuve will head the maincompetition jury at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival (Aug 30-Sep 9).
Deneuve first caught the attention of the internationalpublic in Luis Bunuel's Belle De Jour, which premiered in
'We'reproud for a personality like Catherine Deneuve topreside over
Meanwhile,the festival announced that it will hold the world premiere of Kenneth Branagh's opera adaptation The Magic Flute.
Thescreening will take place on September 7 in
Eventsthat will be held this year in the city of
Screeningswill include Rossellini's Rome Open Cityand General della Rovere, which wonthe Golden Lion in 1959, as well as Visconti's Ossessione, andMario Soldati's 1953 film La Provinciale (also known as The Wayward Wife).