Cate Blanchett to Serve as Jury President of 2020 Venice Film Festival

Cate Blanchett to Serve as Jury President of 2020 Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has named Cate Blanchett the president of the 2020 competition jury. The announcement follows in the footsteps of Cannes, which announced this week that Spike Lee will be leading the jury for its 2020 festival. Blanchett picks up the baton from “Zama” and “La Ciénaga” filmmaker Lucretia Martel, who was the president of 2019 Venice Film Festival jury. Martel and her jurors selected Todd Phillips’ “Joker” as the best of the festival. Blanchett becomes just the eighth woman in Venice’s 77-year history to serve as jury president.

“Every year I look expectantly to the selection at Venice and every year it is surprising and distinct,” Blanchett said in a statement. “Venice is one of the most atmospheric film festivals in the world — a celebration of the provocative and inspirational medium that is cinema in all its forms. It is a privilege and a pleasure to be this year’s jury president.
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