Chloé Zhao, the Golden Lion and Oscar-winning director of Nomadland, will serve on the international competition jury of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (Sept 1-11), which is comprised of four women and three men.
The other jurors are UK actress Cynthia Erivo, an Oscar-nominee for Harriet; Benedetta star Virginie Efira; Canadian actress and producer Sarah Gadon, a regular collaborator with David Cronenberg; Italian filmmaker Saverio Costanzo, best known for Hungry Hearts and My Brilliant Friend, and Romania’s Alexander Nanau, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Collective.
The jury will be presided over by the previously announced Bong Joon Ho.
Jasmila Žbanić will head the Orizzonti jury, which also includes Norwegian director and screenwriter Mona Fastvold; Iranian filmmaker Shahram Mokri; Josh Siegel, curator of the film department at New York’s MoMA; and Italian writer Nadia Terranova.
The jury for the ‘Luigi De Laurentiis’ Venice award for a debut film comprises jury president Uberto Pasolini, UK director of Nowhere Special starring James Norton; Austrian film critic and festival director Martin Schweighofer; and Argentinian artist and director Amalia Ulman
This year Venice will open with Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers. The full competition line-up will be announced on Monday (July 26).