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73rd Berlinale: Kristen Stewart becomes jury president

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She is the youngest jury president in the history of the Berlinale, and none of her male colleagues was younger either: the US actress, screenwriter and director Kristen Stewart will be part of the international jury of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 16 – 26). as the festival announced on Friday. Gong Li, who came to Berlin as jury president in 2000 at the age of 35, slips to second place on the scale.

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The 32-year-old is “one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation,” said the Berlinale management duo Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian. “From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales, she has brought unforgettable characters to life. Young, aspiring and with an impressive body of work behind him, Stewart is the perfect connection between the USA and Europe.

Kristen Stewart rose to prominence in 2002 with her role alongside Jodie Foster in David Fincher’s Panic Room, and her international breakthrough came with the Twilight saga (2008-2012). In 2010 she was a guest at the Berlinale with Jake Scott’s “Welcome to the Rileys”. Her most important films since then include Olivier Assayas’ 2014 The Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche, whose 2016 Personal Shopper, the remake of Charlie’s Angels (2019), the biopic Jean Seberg – Against all Enemies” and most recently Pablo Larraín’s drama “Spencer”. The lead role as Lady Diana earned her an Oscar nomination.

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Kristen Stewart made her debut as a director and screenwriter with the short film Come Swim in 2017, followed by her short film Grillen in 2020. Having recently wrapped up Love Me with Steven Yeun and Love Lies Bleeding, she is preparing to direct her first feature-length film, the adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s bestselling bestseller The Chronology of Water. (tsp)

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Source: Tagesspiegel

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