Julianne Moore chairs the Venice jury, which also includes Kazuo Ishiguro

Julianne Moore will chair the main jury for the forthcoming 79th Venice Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning US actor, who last starred in A24’s ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ directed by Jesse Eisenberg, will next star in Benjamin Caron’s ‘Sharper’ alongside Sebastian Stan and John Lithgow, also from A24, is a long-time Venice regular.

Moore was last seen at the Lido in 2017 with George Clooney’s Suburbicon. In 2002 she won the Coppa Volpi acting award in Venice for Far From Heaven, directed by Todd Haynes.

Moore, who won an Oscar for Still Alice, is the first American to win best actor awards at all of Europe’s top festivals. In addition to Venice, the actor received awards in Berlin in 2003 for Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours” and in Cannes for David Cronenberg’s “Map to the Stars”.

Moore will chair a seven-person jury of three women and four men, which will also include French director Audrey Diwan, winner of last year’s Golden Lion of Venice for the abortion drama Happening, and Iranian actress Leila Hatami, who starred in Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation .”

British author and screenwriter Kazuo Ishiguro (“Never Let Me Go”); Italian director Leonardo di Costanzo, who was in Venice last year with prison drama The Inner Cage; Argentinian Mariano Cohn, also in Venice last year with the comedy “Official Competition” starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas; and Spanish director and producer Rodrigo Sorogoyen, whose film Mother screened in Venice’s Horizons section in 2019, complete the Venice jury.

The 79th edition of Venice runs from August 31st to September. 10. The lineup will be announced on July 26th.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/julianne-moore-venice-jury-audrey-diwan-1235317544/ Julianne Moore chairs the Venice jury, which also includes Kazuo Ishiguro

Charles Jones

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