The Oscar-winning South Korean filmmaker will head up the international jury for the 78th Venice Film Festival in September 2021.
Oscar-winning South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho will head up the international jury for the 78th Venice Film Festival in September. More details: https://t.co/vIvMZPTsfy— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 15, 2021
Bong Joon Ho, the Oscar-winning director of Parasite, will head up the international jury for the 2021 Venice International Film Festival. The South Korean filmmaker, who made history last year when Parasite become the first non-English-language film to win the best picture Oscar, will oversee the seven-person jury for the 78th Venice festival, assigning this year's awards, including the Golden Lion for best film.
"Venice International Film Festival carries with it a long and varied history, and I'm honored to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition," said the director. "As president of the jury— and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I'm ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I'm filled with genuine hope and excitement."
Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera called the South Korean director "one of the most authentic and original voices in worldwide cinema. We are immensely grateful to him for having agreed to put his passion as a cinephile attentive, inquisitive, and unprejudiced, at the service of our festival."
i wish this man nothing but the absolute best