Us director and screenwriter Paul Schrader has been named president of the International Jury for the Orizzonti section of the 70th Venice International Film Festival (Aug 28-Sep 7).
“Schrader has continuously exercised his intelligence at the service of cinema and of his constant need for renewal,” stated Venice festival director Alberto Barbera.
“In virtue of his recognized interest in personal forms of film expression, he can contribute significantly to highlighting the specific function of a section such as Orizzonti”.
The section comprises a maximum of 20 films representing “the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema”, with special attention to debut films.
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