Iranian filmmaker on jury duty in Venice

Iranian female director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad will serve on the panel of jury in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival, which is dedicated to more cutting-edge fare.

Her “Tales” won the award for best screenplay at the 71st International Venice Film Festival.

The Orizzonti section focuses on the new trends in world cinema.

The Italian director Gianni Amelio will preside over the jury, which also includes American director Ami Canaan Mann and Irish-Scottish director and screenwriter Mark Cousins.

Argentine screenwriter Andrés Duprat, Belgian director and screenwriter Fien Troch and French screenwriter and director Rebecca Zlotowski are the other members of the jury.

Over 30 films from around the world will be screened in the section.

The 74th Venice International Film Festival will be held on the Italian Lido from August 30 to September 9.

Photo: Director/writer Rakhshan Bani-Etemad poses onstage with the best screenplay award she received for her movie “Tales” during the closing ceremony of the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 6, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Getty Images/Vittorio Zunino Celotto)

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