Quentin Tarantino To Chair Venice Film Festival
Organizers of the Venice film festival have officially announced Quentin Tarantino as their choice to chair the jury at this year’s 67th installment. Festival organizer Marco Mueller was quoted saying he sees Tarantino as “one of the most startling directors in cinema today” and a “studied and imitated ‘point of reference'” (Variety).
Variety confirms the selection of Tarantino, as well as a number of high interest films to be screened at the festival. The author/director of such milestone films as “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction” and most recently “Inglourious Basterds”, Tarantino has never screened a film at the festival but is a veteran of the event, which awards the coveted “Golden Lion” award annually.
Tarantino has organized two successful sidebars in the past but this marks the first occasion where he will be critiquing the films included in the festival. The Venice film festival is scheduled to occur Sept 1-11, 2010.