|Rome filmfest to select “A Separation” star Leila Hatami for jury||
U.S. director Jeff Nichols will preside over the jury, festival artistic director Marco Mueller said in an interview in the Italian daily Il Messagero on Thursday.
The other members of the jury have not been selected yet.
Hatami was one of the leading stars of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s “A Separation”, which won the Oscar for the best foreign language film this year.
She was honored with France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in August this year.
She was crowned best actress at the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic in July for her role in “The Last Step”, which was directed by her husband Ali Mosaffa.
She was on the jury of the 37th Deauville American Film Festival, which took place in France in September 2011.
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