Olivier Assayas, Yousry Nasrallah and Sabine Azéma will be the Jury Presidents at the 70th Locarno Festival. The screenwriter and director Olivier Assayas has already made his mark at the festival in 2014 with the acclaimed Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche. Assayas has made 9 full-length features, ranging across a variety of subjects, places and genres. Assayas has always proved adept at bringing out the talent of his cast. Yousry Nasrallah, an assistant to Youssef Chahine, made his debut in 1988. He has presented several of his films at Locarno, including the touching documentary A propos des garcons, des filles et du voile. Nasrallah makes films for a cinema of highly charged themes, ranging from sensuality to strongly political. The President of the “Pardi di domain” Competition Jury will include the immensely popular French film actress Sabine Azéma. Two-time winner of a César award for Best Actress, Azéma became something of a personal muse for director Alain Resnais, with whom she made her debut in 1983.
Source: Locarno Official Website