Isabelle Huppert, president of the Venice Film Festival jury: “I have a long and very beautiful history with this festival”

Isabelle Huppert, president of the Venice Film Festival jury: “I have a long and very beautiful history with this festival”

The French actress with a thousand and one feature films succeeds Damien Chazelle, president of the 2023 edition.

Exactly a week ago, she shone in a silk satin dress at the Met Gala. Revealed and adored by the French filmmaker Claude Chabrol who she tours with Violette Nozière (1978) – female actor prize – A woman's affair (1998) and Ceremony (1995) – César for best actress for this “the greatest French thriller”Isabelle Huppert is one of the most prolific actresses in French cinema. It is therefore a true icon of the seventh art that she joins the prestigious rank of presidencies of the jury of the Venice Film Festival 2024 – a festival of which she is a big regular, she recalls. It is true that she has already been rewarded three times.

Announced a few days ago in a press release from the festival, the news excites the 71-year-old actress. She said:

“I have a long and very beautiful history with this festival. Becoming a privileged spectator is an honor. More than ever, cinema is a promise. A promise of outcome, of upheaval, of surprise, of taking a better look at the world and to bring us together in the diversity of our tastes and ideas.”

Venice Festival President Alberto Barbera added:

“Isabelle Huppert is an immense actress, demanding, curious and very generous. Muse of many great directors, she has never declined the invitation of young or little-known filmmakers who saw in her the ideal interpreter of their Her great desire to constantly put herself on the line, a sign of rare intelligence, combined with her ability to see cinema beyond geographical and mental boundaries, make her the ideal President of the jury for a festival open to all. around the world as is the Venice Film Festival. We are grateful that she has accepted this position, aware of the many commitments in the field of cinema and theater that she will face in the months to come.

With an international career, Isabelle Huppert tried her hand at world cinema and conquered it. From the United States with She of Paul Verhoeven which earned her her first Oscar nomination, in Asia, while passing through Europe, the actress has a busy career which also earned her the Honorary Bear at the Berlin festival in 2022. The only thing he's missing is a role in a Marvel movie!

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Last year, she presented Sidonia in Japan at the Venice Festival which also hosted Priscilla by Sofia Coppola, Ferrari with Adam Driver as well as Poor Creatures – big winner of the Golden Lion.

For the moment, we do not yet know the names of the other personalities making up the jury for this 81st edition which will be held from August 28 to September 7.

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