American producer James Schamus will lead a jury of notable actors and directors when the Berlin Film Festival kicks off next month.
Bénédicte Prot

15 Jan 2014 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 15 Jan 2014 - 8:01 AM

American producer James Schamus, a great advocate of independent cinema to whom we owe several of Ang Lee's movies as well as titles such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation and Milk, and who also teaches at Columbia University, will preside over the jury of the 64th Berlin Film Festival (February 6-16).

He will be joined on the jury by Barbara Broccoli, known around the world as the producer behind all James Bond films since GoldenEye, as well as French cult director Michel Gondry, who collaborated with Schamus for Eternal Sunshine.

The jury awarding the Golden Bear and the seven Silver Bears also includes the Austrian star consecrated by Tarantino and two time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz, who was also named Best Actor in Cannes in 2010 for his performance in Inglourious Basterds and will soon be in theatres with Terry Gilliam's new film, The Zero Theorem.

The jury also includes Danish actress Trine Dyrholm, a reglar at the Berlinale, American actress Greta Gerwig, and Chinese actor Tony Leung. The jury is completed by Iranian artist and filmmaker Mitra Farahani, a realism aficionado currently residing in Paris.

Translated from French

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