Jonathan Demme and Italy’s Saverio Costanzo Recruited To Head Venice Fest Horizons And Lion Of The Future Juries

U.S. director Jonathan Demme and Italian auter Saverio Costanzo have been recruited for jury duty at the Venice International Film Festival, respectively as toppers of the jury for the Orizzonti section and for the Luigi di Laurentiis Venice Award for a Debut Film – Lion of the Future.

As previously announced, president of this year’s Venice competition jury is Alfonso Cuaron.

Demme is a Lido aficionado, having attended Venice with some of this standout films, including “Melvin and Howard) (1980); “The Manchurian Candidate” (2004); “Man from Plains,” “Rachel Getting Married”; and “I’m Caroline Parker: the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful” (2011).

Saverio Costanzo was last in Venice last year with “Hungry Hearts,” his fourth feature-length film, which was in competition and won Coppa Volpi acting awards for co-protags Alba Rohrwacher and Adam Driver.
 
The 72nd edition of Venice will be held on the Lido from September 2-12.

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