Kristen Stewart Selected as a President of Jury at Berlin Film Festival

Kristen Stewart Selected as a President of Jury at  Berlin Film Festival

Kristen Stewart will serve as the president of the jury at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Stewart has been in the spotlight for almost two decades. She landed her breakout role opposite Jodie Foster in David Fincher’s “Panic Room and achieved worldwide recognition with a leading role in the “Twilight saga, More recent credits like “Clouds of Sils Maria,” “Personal Shopper and Spencer,” cemented her acting abilities. Now, she is set to make her feature-length directorial debut with “The Chronology of Water,” a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Lidia Yuknavitch. Stewart is also currently working on a paranormal reality series, for which she recently issued an open casting call. She is executive producing the project, which focuses on LGBTQ+ ghost hunters.

“We’re excited about Kristen Stewart taking on this distinguished task,” said festival directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian. “She’s one of the most talented and multi-faceted actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales she has given life to everlasting characters. Young, shining and with an impressive body of work behind her, Kristen Stewart is the perfect bridge between US and Europe.”

Stewart made her directorial and screenwriting debut in 2017, and was a member of the international jury at the Cannes Film Festival the following year.

She made her Berlinale debut in 2010 with the independent production “Welcome to the Rileys” alongside director Jake Scott. Steven Spielberg also will be presented with the Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement and also screen most of his recent work, including upcoming The Fabelmans. More on the Berlinale Jury will be unveiled in due course, as the festival reverts to a fully in-peson affair while introducing a TV Series Award. The Berlin International Film Festival takes place from Feb 16-26.

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