Isabel Coixet is heading to the Lido. Selection experiences that the Spanish filmmaker will preside over the jury of the Venice Movie Competition’s Horizons part, which is devoted to unconventional, cutting-edge titles. She’s joined by 4 different jurors, two of whom are girls: “Sworn Virgin” writer-director Laura Bispuri and “The Blessed” filmmaker Sofia Djama.
“The Bookshop” and “The Secret Lifetime of Phrases” are amongst Coixet’s credit. Her upcoming slate contains “No one’s Coronary heart,” a romance based mostly on the lifetime of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. “Loki’s” Gugu Mbatha-Uncooked will star.
Set to happen August 31-September 10, Venice Movie Fest is celebrating its 79th version this yr. Julianne Moore is heading the fest’s most important jury.