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Lupita Nyong’o will be president of the Berlinale 2024 jury

Lupita Nyong’o will be president of the Berlinale 2024 jury
December 11, 2023 – 10:15

She will be the second consecutive woman president of the Berlinale jury, after actress Kristen Stewart.

Lupita Nyong’othe Oscar-winning Kenyan-Mexican actress and filmmaker, will chair the international jury of the next Berlin Film Festival. She will be the second consecutive woman president of the jury of the Berlinaleafter the actress Kristen Stewart.

“Lupita Nyong’o embodies what we like about cinema: versatility to encompass different projects, address different audiences and coherence with an idea that is quite recognizable in her characters, no matter how diverse they may seem,” said the Berlinale directors. Mariëtte Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian.

Lupita Nyong’o, who stood out in “12 years of slavery”said she was “deeply honored to serve as president of the international jury of the Berlin International Film Festival.”

“I look forward to celebrating and recognizing the excellent work of filmmakers around the world,” Nyong’o continued.

Lupita Nyong’o’s career

In addition to winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Role for his performance in “12 Years a Slave,” he received the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award and the NAACP Image Award. She later garnered more praise with her role as the warrior Nakia in “Black Panther” and its sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. His other credits include “Us”, “Little Monsters”, “Queen of Katwe”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “The 355”. His upcoming projects include the horror franchise spin-off series “A Quiet Place: Day One”.

Nyong’o also participates behind the camera. She recently executive produced the Sudanese film “Goodbye Julia”directed by Mohamed Kordofani. The film was selected by the Sudanese National Committee operating in exile to compete in the international feature film Oscar race.

Nyong’o is currently preparing a podcast focused on non-fiction storytelling from the African diaspora. One of her projects is a series based on “Americana” of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nyong is also an author and wrote the New York Times best-selling children’s book, “Sulwe”in 2020.

This 74th Berlin Film Festival will be the last under the current leadership. Both Rissenbeek and Chatrian will resign after this edition, when their respective terms end. The future director of the festival will be announced tomorrow during a press conference in Berlin.

Source: Ambito

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