FILE PHOTO: Director/Producer Chloe Zhao, winner of the award for greatest image for “Nomadland,” poses on the press room of the Oscars, within the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 25, 2021. Chris Pizzello/Pool through REUTERS
July 21, 2021
(Reuters) – “Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao will be a part of fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the principle jury at this yr’s Venice Worldwide Movie Competition, organisers mentioned on Wednesday.
The judging line-up for the 78th version of the competition held within the Italian lagoon metropolis may also embody “Widows” and “Harriet” actress Cynthia Erivo and filmmaker Alexander Nanau, a nominee at this yr’s Oscars for documentary “Colectiv”.
Virginie Efira, star of this month’s Cannes Movie Competition contender “Benedetta”, actress Sarah Gadon, recognized for “Alias Grace” and “Enemy”, and Italian director Saverio Costanzo full the line-up.
The competition earlier this yr had already introduced “Parasite” director Bong because the president of the jury, which arms out the occasion’s foremost Golden Lion prize. “Nomadland” received the award at Venice final September.
This yr’s competition runs from September 1-11.
(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Modifying by Gareth Jones)