Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier is set to serve as President of the International Feature Film Jury at the Zurich International Film Festival (September 25-October 5). Bier, who won the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar for the 2011 thriller In a Better World, will head a jury comprised of four film-industry stalwarts: director Jasmila Žbanić (Grbavica), producer Marie Masmonteil (Party Girl), actor Val Kilmer (Heat), and producer Donald De Line (The Green Lantern). It’s nice — and noteworthy — to see a jury with more women on it than men.
Bier is currently in the midst of premiering and promoting her two newest offerings — A Second Chance and the high-profile but long-shelved drama Serena, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
[via Screen Daily]