Guillermo Del Toro to head Venice film fest jury

Guillermo Del Toro to head Venice film fest jury

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Film director Guillermo del Toro. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong) (zjy)
VENICE, Sept. 10, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Director Guillermo Del Toro shows the Golden Lion Award for Best Film for his movie "The Shape of Water" during the 74th Venice Film Festival, at the Lido of Venice, Italy, Sept. 9, 2017. "The Shape of Water" by director Guillermo Del Toro won the Golden Lion, the highest prize presented at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which concluded here on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Jin Yu/IANS)
VENICE, Sept. 10, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Director Guillermo Del Toro shows the Golden Lion Award for Best Film for his movie "The Shape of Water" during the 74th Venice Film Festival, at the Lido of Venice, Italy, Sept. 9, 2017. "The Shape of Water" by director Guillermo Del Toro won the Golden Lion, the highest prize presented at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which concluded here on Saturday evening. (Xinhua/Jin Yu/IANS)
Rome, Feb 12 (IANS) Mexican film director Guillermo Del Toro, who won last years Golden Lion for "The Shape of Water", will preside over the jury of the 75th Venice Film Festival."To serve as president in Venice is an immense honor and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude. Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance," Toro said in a statement, reports variety.com."The Shape of Water", Del Toro's ode to the horror films of his youth, has 13 Oscar nominations. It had its world premiere on the Lido last year.The 75th Venice Film Festival will run from August 29 to September 8.--IANSdc/rb

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