It will be the three-time Oscar winner’s first time on a film-festival jury. Streep received a lifetime achievement award from the Berlinale in 2012.
“Meryl Streep is one of the most creative and multifaceted film artists,” commented Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick. “I am very happy that she is returning to Berlin and with her artistic experience will take on the chairmanship of the international jury.”
“It is a thrill to return to the festival under any circumstances, but it is with great relish and anticipation I look forward to jury duty,” remarked Streep. “The responsibility is somewhat daunting, as I have never been president of anything before, and I hope I can come up to the precedent set by the distinguished juries of preceding years. Grateful for the honor.”
Next year’s 68th edition of the Berlinale will take place on February 11-21, 2016.