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Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky to head International Jury at Venice

By NewsDesk • Published on April 27, 2011

Darren Aronofsky, American director, producer and screenwriter will be the president of the International Jury for the Competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The International Jury will award the Golden Lion and other official prizes at the festival which will take place from  August 31 – September 10, 2011.

Aronofsky’s latest Black Swan opened the 67th edition of the Venice International Film Festival last year. The film received 5 Oscar nominations including Best Director and Best Picture and 4 Golden Globe Award nominations. It won the Independent Spirit Award winning Best Feature, Best Director, Best female lead and Best Cinematography.

His earlier work The Wrestler (2008) was awarded the Golden Lion at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.

Aronofsky’s debut feature ? (1998) won him the Best Director at  Sundance Film Festival and Best Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards. His second film, Requiem for a Dream was presented at Cannes in 2000.

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