Herzog and his new recruits
The international jury for the Berlinale competition, headed by German filmmaker Werner Herzog (see news), will include six other members, three of whom are European.
First up is Italian director Francesca Comencini, one of Luigi Comencini’s talented daughters, who won honours at Berlin for I Like to Work (Mobbing) [+see also:
interview: Francesca Comencini
interview: Luca Bigazzi
interview: Pierre Todeschini
film profile] (Ecumenical Jury Prize in 2004).
Comencini will be joined by German actress-comedian Cornelia Froboess (who appeared in Fassbinder’s Veronika Voss); and Spanish producer José Maria Morales, who has backed various titles lauded at Berlin, including Argentinean films The Swamp by Lucrecia Martel and Lost Embrace [+see also:
film profile] by Daniel Burman (Grand Jury Prize in 2004), and last year’s Golden Bear-winner, The Milk of Sorrow [+see also:
film profile] by Claudia Llosa.
The remaining three jury members represent three other continents: Somali writer Nuruddin Farah, Chinese actress Yu Nan (who starred in the 2008 Golden Bear winner, Tuya’s Marriage) and Oscar-winning US actress Renée Zellweger (at Berlin in 2003 and 2004).
(Translated from French)
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