The 2023 Berlin Worldwide Movie Pageant, the Berlinale, kicks off Thursday morning, and all eyes will likely be on Kristen Stewart.
The Twilight star, who, with movies like Olivier Assayas’ Private Shopper, Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, and David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, has turn out to be a darling of European and unbiased cinema, is president of the Berlinale jury this yr, and will likely be main the crew of 5 ladies and two males judging the movies within the 2023 competitors.
Stewart is the one bold-faced Hollywood title on this yr’s jury, which incorporates the final two Golden Bear winners — Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, whose wild satire Dangerous Luck Banging Or Looney Porn took Berlin’s high prize in 2021, and Carla Simón, who gained Berlin final yr along with her Catalan household drama Alcarràs. Additionally on the jury are veteran Hong Kong director Johnnie To (Election, Vengeance), Iranian-French actress Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson), German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach (Western), and U.S. casting director and producer Francine Maisler (12 Years A Slave, Babylon).
Stewart and her jury are holding their first Berlinale press convention this morning, to introduce themselves and area journalists’ questions concerning the pageant line-up and what we will anticipate from the following 10 days of cinema.
The press convention begins at 10:30 native Berlin time, 1:30 a.m. PT and 4:30 a.m. ET.
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