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Julianne Moore on Venice Jury Chair and why film business and film art are two different things

Art, not film business, will be in Julianne Moore’s next 10 day, The latest role as Oscar-winning actress as President of the Jury of the 79 Venice International Competition Film Festival.

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, Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Moore mused that while most discussions “about the future of cinema” tend to focus on the film business, “it’s more about what’s being created” and the stories being told . “For me, that’s what Venice is all about, [it’s a] chance to see all these incredible pieces.”

Netflix dominated Venice this year with four films in the competition, including Wednesday night’s opening night Noah Baumbach’s film White Noise. But Moore has not been drawn into the debate over whether there is a difference between streaming movies and movie-first movies.

“There’s always a different delivery system, it’s changing,” she said, “but art doesn’t change: people are always telling stories and finding new ways to tell them Their story.”

Moore is no stranger to Venice, but said she was surprised to be back to judge this year’s competition. “When I first came to Venice, I was an American soap opera actor, it was 1986. If I knew then I would be here as jury president, I would be out Into the canal!”

Moore led a seven-member jury that included Argentine director Mariano Cohen, Italian director and screenwriter Leonardo Di Costanzo , French director Audrey Diwan (whose Happening won the Venice Prize last year), Iranian actress Leila Hatami, British-Japanese writer Kazuo Ishiguro (Japanese-British) and Spanish director and screenwriter Rodrigo Sorogoyen.

The jury of the Venice Film Festival 79 will present the following official awards to the participating feature films: Golden Lion for Best Film , Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, Best Director Silver Lion, Best Actress Coppa Volpi and Best Actor Coppa Volpi, Special Jury Prize, Best Screenplay, “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best New Film Young actor or actress. 1986



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