A correction was made to this article on Aug. 14, 2003.
ROME — The Venice Film Festival has set Katharine Hepburn’s 1955 hit “Summertime,” shot in the city, as its Sept. 6 closing pic in honor of the actress who died June 29.
The David Lean-helmed romance, about an American woman who falls in love with a Venetian antiques dealer, is being restored. Event opens Aug. 27 with Woody Allen’s “Anything Else.”
Fest also announced the juries for the two competition sections on Tuesday, reconfirming Italo helmer and two-time Golden Lion winner Mario Monicelli as head of the jury of the main competition.
Other members are Italy’s Stefano Accorsi (winner of the Coppa Volpi for actor at Venice in 2002 for “A Journey Called Love”); the German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus (“Gangs of New York,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”); Chinese director and actress Ann Hui; French director and screenwriter Pierre Jolivet; American producer Monty Montgomery (“Portrait of a Lady”); and Spanish actress Assumpta Serna (“Matador”).
Monicelli garnered Venice director kudos in 1959 for “The Great War” and in 1991 for career achievement.
Festival’s “Controcorrente” (Upstream) competition will be judged by a separate jury, headed by Laure Adler, a French historian and TV writer. She will be joined by Italo historian Vito Amoruso, Egyptian cinema critic Samir Farid, Taiwanese actress and singer Rene Liu and German actor Ulrich Tukur.