There is no place like home, particularly when that home’s been rather nice to you.
The Venice International Film Festival revealed that director Darren Aronofsky is set to lead the festival’s jury this year. This comes a year after his film, Black Swan, opened the festival, and four since his film, THE WRESTLER, took home the top prize, The Golden Lion, in 2008.
Venice is set to host the festival from August 31-September 10, and will likely play host to many of the fall film season’s biggest players. While Cannes has a lot of the film’s most talked about premieres, particularly films like The Tree Of Life or Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, Venice always is able to garner its fair share of late season premieres.
Personally, while I’m not one to get too excited about a jury being announced, I do really love Aronofsky as a filmmaker, so it will be interesting to see just what film attains the festival’s top prize this year.