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Jessica Hausner Set as Locarno Film Festival Jury President

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Jessica Hausner will serve as jury president of the international competition section at the 77th Locarno Film Festival this August, overseeing the jury that will decide the winner of the Pardo d’Oro, or Golden Leopard.

The festival will run Aug. 7-17. Its lineup will be announced on July 10. “A vital and restless filmmaker, Jessica Hausner has created a diverse body of work reflecting the most hidden aspects of contemporary society with extraordinary depth.

With clarity, steadfastness, and impeccable progression, she has imagined both spiritual and fantastical worlds that reflect the cogent richness of a complex and contradictory human experience,” said Giona A.

Nazzaro, Locarno’s artistic director. “To have Jessica Hausner as jury president of the Locarno Film Festival’s Concorso Internazionale is an extraordinary honor and a guarantee that the films will be discussed by a jury led by one of the most extraordinary filmmakers working today.” “It’s a great honor and also a great pleasure for me to preside over the main jury,” Hausner said, in response. “The responsibility I feel is to respectfully hear the various opinions of my fellow jury members, as I truly believe that every person sees a different film and that every perspective is interesting to discuss.” The “Lourdes” director is no stranger to A-list events.

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