Cate Blanchett to Head Jury at Venice Film Festival

Published on Jan 16, 2020

Cate Blanchett to Head Jury at Venice Film Festival

Cate Blanchett is to preside over the international jury at the Venice Film Festival, which runs Sept. 2-12.

Festival director Alberto Barbera commented: “Cate Blanchett is not just an icon of contemporary cinema, courted by the greatest directors of the past 20 years and adored by moviegoers of every kind. Her commitment in the artistic and humanitarian fields and to the protection of the environment, as well as her defense of the emancipation of women in a film industry still coming to terms with male prejudice, have made her an inspiration for society as a whole. Her immense talent as an actress, combined with her unique intelligence and sincere passion for cinema, are the ideal qualities for a jury president.”

Blanchett said: “Every year I look expectantly to the selection at Venice, and every year it is surprising and distinct. Venice is one of the most atmospheric film festivals in the

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Author: Leo Barraclough