The Venice Film Festival competition jury includes James Gray, Andrew Haigh and Agnieszka Holland
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The Venice Film Festival competition jury includes James Gray, Andrew Haigh and Agnieszka Holland

Jurors from Venice

Filmmakers James Gray, Andrew Haigh and Agnieszka Holland hI joined the main competition jury of the 81st Venice Film Festival (28 August–7 September).

They were joined by Brazilian director and screenwriter Kleber Mendonça Filho, Mauritanian director, screenwriter and producer Abderrahmane Sissako, Italian director and screenwriter Giuseppe Tornatore, German director and screenwriter Julia von Heinz and Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.

As previously announced, the jury will be chaired by Isabelle Huppert and will award the Golden Lion for Best Film and other official prizes.

Last year, the Golden Lion went to Yorgos Lanthimos Poor things.