Fest unveils roster for competish jury
Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, producer Fred Roos and vet thesp Armin Mueller-Stahl are joining previously announced jury prexy Charlotte Rampling on the Berlin Film Festival’s international jury, organizers said Tuesday.
The eight-member jury will award eight prizes, including the Golden and Silver Bears, to films screened in competition.
Polish-born Kaminski, a two-time Oscar winner, has collaborated with Steven Spielberg since 1989 on “Schindler’s List,” “Amistad,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “War of the Worlds” and “Munich.” He made his directorial debut in 2000 with the thriller “Lost Souls.”
Roos started out as a casting agent on TV shows and pics including “The Andy Griffith Show” and “American Graffiti” before teaming with Francis Ford Coppola on “The Godfather: Part II,” “Apocalypse Now” and “The Outsiders” and Sofia Coppola on “Lost in Translation” as well as the upcoming “Marie-Antoinette.”
Mueller-Stahl has appeared in more than 100 films and TV series since beginning his career in then-East Germany.
In 1996 he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in “Shine” and in 1992 won the Silver Bear for his performance in “Utz.”
Other jurors include U.S. filmmaker and multimedia artist Matthew Barney, Indian producer-director Yash Chopra, Dutch director Marleen Gorris and South Korean actress Lee Yeong-ae.
Barney collaborated with his wife, singer Bjork, on his latest pic, “Drawing Restraint 9,” a love story aboard a Japanese whaling ship. Chopra’s Bollywood musicals attract millions of moviegoers in India. His most recent, “Veer-Zaara,” took top honors at the Indian Film Academy Awards last year.
Gorris made an international splash with her 1982 directorial debut “A Question of Silence.” Her comedy “Antonia’s Line” won the foreign film Oscar in 1996, and in 1997 she adapted Virginia Woolf’s classic “Mrs. Dalloway” for the screen.
Lee appeared in South Korea’s hit thriller “Joint Security Area” in 2000 and last year bagged several prizes, including the Blue Dragon Film Award, for her leading role in “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.”
The jury will announce the winners during the Feb. 18 awards ceremony for the first time in the Berlinale’s history. In the past, winners were announced to the press before the show. Event will air live on pubcasters ZDF and 3sat.