Trapero Announced as Venice Film Fest Juror


The Venice International Film Festival announced today that Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero (pictured) will participate as member of the jury of the 69th edition of the Venice International Film Festival to take place August 29-September 8 in the Italian city. Trapero, who's made seven feature films to date including Mundo Grúa (1999), Carancho (2010), and more recently Elefante blanco / White Elephant (2012), will participate in the nine-member jury headed by American filmmaker Michael Mann.

The other confirmed jury members are the Italian director Matteo Garrone, British actress Samantha Morton, Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, French actress Laetitia Casta, Hong Kong producer and director Peter Ho-Sun Chanm Israeli director and screenwriter Ari Folman, and Franco-Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier. The jury will be giving out eight awards, including the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver Lion for Best Director, the Special Jury Prize, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.