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Actress cate Blanchett will head the jury of the 77-th Venice festival. About it “lente.ru” reported in a press-service of the festival.
Thus, the Australian will be the third in four years, a woman at the head of the distribution of the prizes in the main competition of the festival. Last year the President of the jury was made by Argentinian Director Lucrecia Martel, and in 2017 — American actress Annette Benning. The festival in recent years has repeatedly been criticized journalists and users of social networks because in his program enough films by women Directors.
“Cate Blanchett is not just an icon of modern cinema, which works with the greatest Directors of the last 20 years and delights a variety of audiences. Her dedication to the art, charity, environmental protection and emancipation of women in still not free from male prejudices of the film industry has made it a model for society as a whole”, — explained his choice by the festival Director Alberto Barbera.
In 2018, cate Blanchett headed the jury of the Cannes film festival. Together with colleagues, she was awarded “Palme d’or” film “Shop thief” the Japanese, Hirokazu Koreeda, the Grand Prix of the jury presented the “all kinds of things over the Black” spike Lee and the award for best actress — Samal Eslyamova from the movie “IKE” by Russian Director Sergei dvortsevoi.
The Australian actress won the “Oscar” for roles in the films “the Aviator” and “Jasmine”. She also has five nominations for this award for the film “Elizabeth,” “notes on a scandal”, “the Golden age”, “I’m not there” and “Carol”.
Earlier in January, the Cannes film festival this year for the first time in its history, chose a black filmmaker on the role of the President of the jury of the main competition. He became Director spike Lee.
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