The Berlin International Film Festival, which gets underway next week, has revealed the competition jury for its 2019 edition. Oscar-winning Chilean director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman), German actress Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) and producer-director Trudie Styler (Freak Show) are among those joining jury president Juliette Binoche to decide winners of the Golden and Silver Bears.
Rounding out the jury are LA Times critic Justin Chang and Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
Hüller made her film debut here in 2006 with Requiem from director Hans-Christian Schmid, winning Berlin’s Silver Bear award for best actress. Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman premiered at the festival in 2017 on its way to winning the 2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Binoche is a Berlinale regular, having appeared in several competition films, including Lasse Hallstrom’s Chocolat in 2001 and Isabel Coixet’s Endless Night, which opened the festival in 2015. Styler’s directorial debut, Freak Show, had its world premiere in Berlin’s Generation strand in 2017.
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