Blanchett heads Venice Movie Competition jury

Australian actor Cate Blanchett is to preside over the worldwide jury on the Venice Movie Competition, which runs from September 2-12.

Commenting on the appointment pageant director Alberto Barbera stated Blanchett was an icon of latest cinema, courted by the best administrators of the previous 20 years and adored by moviegoers of each type.

“Her dedication within the creative and humanitarian fields and to the safety of the setting, in addition to her defence of the emancipation of ladies in a movie business nonetheless coming to phrases with male prejudice, have made her an inspiration for society as an entire.

“Her immense expertise as an actress, mixed together with her distinctive intelligence and honest ardour for cinema, are the perfect qualities for a jury president,” Barbera stated.

Blanchett stated: “Yearly I look expectantly to the choice at Venice, and yearly it’s stunning and distinct. Venice is likely one of the most atmospheric movie festivals on this planet – a celebration of the provocative and inspirational medium that’s cinema in all its types. It’s a privilege and a pleasure to be this yr’s jury president.”

Blanchett beforehand served as jury president of the 71st Cannes Movie Competition in 2018.