Kristen Stewart

Source: Berlinale

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is to serve as president of the international jury at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 16-26).

“We’re excited about Kristen Stewart taking on this distinguished task,” said Berlinale festival directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.

”She’s one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales she has given life to everlasting characters. Young, shining and with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stewart is the perfect bridge between US and Europe.”

The US actress, who received an Oscar nomination for playing Princess Diana in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, has recently completed production on Love Me, opposite Steven Yeun, and Love Lies Bleeding, directed by Rose Glass.

She is now working on her feature-length directorial debut, a film adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s memoir The Chronology of Water.

Stewart made her screen debut in 1999 with a small role in TV movie The Thirteenth Year, and just three years later starred alongside Jodie Foster in David Fincher’s Panic Room. Her international breakthrough came with the Twilight saga, in which she starred in five films from 2008 to 2012 and which took more than $3.4bn at the worldwide box office.

In 2010, she attended the Berlinale with independent production Welcome to the Rileys, directed by Jake Scott. That same year, she received the Orange Rising Star Award for Best Newcomer at the BAFTAs.

In 2014, Stewart played alongside Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria and became the first American to receive the French film award César for her role in the film.

She continued her work with Assayas in 2016 on Personal Shopper, in which she played the lead.

The following year, Stewart made her directorial and screenwriting debut with short film Come Swim and was a member of the international jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

In 2019, she made a foray into the action genre in Charlie’s Angels, directed by Elizabeth Banks, and appeared in the biopic Seberg, directed by Benedict Andrews, which received its world premiere at Venice. In 2020, she directed short film Crickets, part of the Covid-19 inspired anthology series Homemade. She has also directed music videos for Sage + the Saints and Chvrches.

The international jury for the 2022 Berlinale was led by filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and awarded the Golden Bear to Carla Simón’s Alcarràs.