18 | OCT | 2019
Guillermo del Toro – Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Del Toro returns to the Venice Film Festival

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The Mexican filmmaker will return to this year's edition of the Film Festival but, this time, as president of the jury

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, winner of last year's Golden Lion, will return to the 75° edition the Venice Film Festival, but this time as the president the jury.

“To serve as president in Venice is an immense honor and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude,” said Del Toro according to a statement.

“Venice is a window to the world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance,” he added.

For Alberto Barbera, director of the Festival, the Mexican filmmaker “personifies generosity, a love for movies past or future, and a passion for the kind of cinema that can spark emotions, affect people and, at the same time, make them reflect.”

After having won a Golden Lion with “The Shape of Water,” his film has received 13 Oscar nominations for the upcoming ceremony in Hollywood this March 4.

The 75° edition of the Venice Film Festival will take place from August 29th to September 8th and has become the international showcase for Oscar-winning films, as in the last four years, films screened at the festival have won the coveted statuette at the Oscars.


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