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AGNIESZKA HOLLAND has joined the main competition jury of the Venice Film Festival! | 11.07.2024

The International Jury has now been finalised for the Venezia 81 Competition of the 81st Venice International Film Festival (28 August – 7 September 2024) of La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. The jury will consist of a total of nine international film personalities, who will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and the other official awards.

Chaired – as previously announced on May 8 – by French actress Isabelle Huppert, the International Jury of the Venezia 81 Competition will also include members: American director and screenwriter James Gray; British director and screenwriter Andrew Haigh; Polish director, screenwriter and producer Agnieszka Holland; Brazilian director and screenwriter Kleber Mendonça Filho; Mauritanian director, screenwriter and producer Abderrahmane Sissako; Italian director and screenwriter Giuseppe Tornatore; German director and screenwriter Julia von Heinz; and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.

The Golden Lion for Best Film and other official awards will be announced during the closing ceremony of the 81stVenice International Film Festival on Saturday, September 7 on the stage of the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema at the Venice Lido.

Agnieszka Holland, Polish director, screenwriter and producer. With Provincial Actors (1978) she won the International Critics Prize at Cannes. She received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film for Angry Harvest in 1985. She then directed To Kill a Priest (1988) and Europa Europa (1990), for which she won a Golden Globe and earned her second Oscar nomination for best screenplay. In 2011 she directed In Darkness, for which she received her third Oscar nomination. Her film Spoor won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale in 2016. Holland directed episodes of the lauded series The Wire, The Killing, Cold Case and Treme. Most recently she directed the mini-series Burning Bush (2013). She also directed the pilots of both The First and 1983 TV series. Her latest film The Green Border won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2023.