Berlinale 2022: M. Night Shyamalan to be jury president

Berlinale 2022: M. Night Shyamalan to be jury president

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan ("The Sixth Sense," "Glass") will be jury president of the next Berlin International Film Festival.

M. Night Shyamalan

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Director M. Night Shyamalan will be jury president of the next Berlinale.

The 51-year-old is to head the International Jury in 2022, as the Berlin Film Festival announced on Oct. 19, 2021. The American director, who was born in India, has captivated audiences worldwide for three decades with his genre films. The International Jury decides on the award winners, such as who gets the famous Golden Bear award for Best Film.

"A unique figure" in the American film industry

The Berlinale festival management praised screenwriter, director and producer M. Night Shyamalan as one of the most renowned names in the film industry. His films create a universe "in which fears and desires are close together and young people are not only the main characters but also the driving forces to overcome these fears."

Festival director Carlo Chatrian called M. Night Shyamalan "a unique figure" in the U.S. film industry. Shyamalan's most famous films include the psychological thriller "The Sixth Sense" with actor Bruce Willis as well as "Unbreakable", "Signs", and "The Village". Starting with his horror film "The Visit", the director decided to self-finance his films from now on in order to fully realize his artistic vision.

Jeremy Irons was the last president of the International Jury

The International Jury of the Berlinale includes many influential people from the film industry. In 2020, actor Jeremy Irons chaired the jury. In 2021, a jury president was entirely dispensed with. Instead, several filmmakers whose films had already won Golden Bears themselves formed the panel.
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| Last edited: Wednesday, 20. October 2021 08:30 Uhr

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