"Parasite" director will preside over Venice Film Festival jury

South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho will be the president of the international jury of the 78th Venice Film Festival.

“The Venice Film Festival brings with it a long and rich history, and I am honored to be involved in its wonderful film tradition,” commented the director of ‘Parasite’. The 78th Venice International Film Festival will take place from 1 to 11 September 2021, and will award the Golden Lion for Best Film, in addition to other official awards. The decision to entrust the presidency of the jury to the Korean filmmaker was taken by the board of directors of the Venice Biennale, which confirmed the recommendation of the Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera.

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