Bong Joon Ho Makes History Again as 2021 Venice Jury President, the First from South Korea

Bong Joon Ho Makes History Again as 2021 Venice Jury President, the First from South Korea
Filmmaker Bong Joon Ho is making history again after being named jury president of the 2021 Venice Film Festival, which will run for 10 days in September later this year. The “Snowpiercer” and “Parasite” Oscar winner will be the first person from South Korea to serve as the president of the film festival’s seven-person jury. Venice artistic director Alberto Barbera hailed Bong as “one of the most authentic and original voices in worldwide cinema.”

“Venice International Film Festival carries with it a long and varied history, and I’m honored to be woven into its beautiful cinematic tradition,” Bong said in a statement. “As president of the jury — and more importantly as a perpetual cinephile — I’m ready to admire and applaud all the great films selected by the festival. I’m filled with genuine hope and excitement.”

Barbera said in an additional statement, “The first item of good news regarding
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