The Berlinale also announced that actor Willem Dafoe would receive a lifetime achievement award. Dafoe is up for a supporting-actor Oscar for his performance in “The Florida Project,” his third Academy Award nomination.
Besides Romanski and Sakamoto, the international jury comprises double Cesar Award-winning Belgian actress Cecile de France (“Django,” “The Young Pope”); Chema Prado, former director of Spain’s Filmoteca Espanola; and U.S. film critic Stephanie Zacharek, who writes for Time magazine. Presiding over the group is German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (“Babylon Berlin,” “Run Lola Run”).
The panel will pick the Golden Bear and Silver Bear winners from a lineup of nearly 20 films, including “Transit” by Christian Petzold; “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” by Gus Van Sant; “3 Days in Quiberon” by Emily Atef