Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice festival jury

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New Delhi, India Published: Jul 22, 2021, 09:35 AM(IST)

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The judging line-up for the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include 'Widows' and 'Harriet' actress Cynthia Erivo.

'Nomadland' director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury at this year's Venice International Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday.

The judging line-up for the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include 'Widows' and 'Harriet' actress Cynthia Erivo and filmmaker Alexander Nanau, a nominee at this year`s Oscars for the documentary 'Colectiv'.

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Virginie Efira, star of this month's Cannes Film Festival contender 'Benedetta', actress Sarah Gadon, known for 'Alias Grace' and 'Enemy', and Italian director Saverio Costanzo complete the line-up.

The festival earlier this year had already announced "Parasite" director Bong as the president of the jury, which hands out the event`s main Golden Lion prize. 'Nomadland' won the award at Venice last September.

This year's festival runs from September 1-11.

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