Audrey Diwan, winner of the Golden Lion in 2021, Leila Hatami, and Kazuo Ishiguro will also participate in choosing the recipients of this year’s top Lido prizes
The jury at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival will be presided over by Julianne Moore.
The Oscar-winning actress was unveiled as the 79th edition of the festival’s jury president on Friday. She will be joined by a diverse group of international jurors, including Argentinian director, writer, and producer Mariano Cohn, whose most recent official competition film, starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, premiered in Venice last year, Italian director and 2013 David di Donatello debut director winner Leonardo Di Costanzo, French director Audrey Diwan, whose 2021 feature film.
Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera made the announcement.
Moore, who became the first U.S woman to earn top acting prizes in Berlin (for The Hours in 2002), Venice (Far From Heaven, 2002) and Cannes (Maps to the Stars, 2014), follows on the heels of Bong Joon-ho, who served as the Venice jury president in 2021.
The jury will award the following official prizes to the feature films in competition: Golden Lion for best film, Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for best director, Coppa Volpi for best actress, Coppa Volpi for best actor, Special Jury Prize, Award for best screenplay, Marcello Mastroianni Award for best new young actor or actress.
The 79th edition of the Italian fest is set to run Aug. 31-Sept. 10