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Kathleen Turner to Head Jury for 34th Flanders International Film Festival

07 Jun 2007
Award winning Actress Kathleen Turner is set to serve as President of the Jury at the 34th annual Flanders International Film Festival taking place in Ghent from October 9th -20th.
Kathleen Turner served as a Juror at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004 and is best known for her groundbreaking roles on stage and in film. Some of her most noted stage performances include her recently starring on Broadway in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Graduate. Her classic film performances include Body Heat, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Prizzi's Honor and War Of The Roses among others. In the past the Flanders International Film Festival has been honored to have as its jury members well-known filmmakers, stars, producers and composers including Jeanne Moreau, Julia Ormond, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Figgis, Robert Wise, Samuel Fuller, Christopher Lee, Fay Kanin, Christopher Hampton, Lawrence Turman, Mace Neufeld and Oscar winning composers Maurice Jarre, Nicola Piovani and Stephen Warbeck. Flanders Festival is regarded as one of the world's pre-eminent festivals and is distinguished as the only major film festival that focuses on celebrating the "impact of music on film" and the jury presents awards in 4 major categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music. Past Best Film winners have included Ten Canoes, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Nobody Knows, In America and The Man Without A Past. The Festival will host the 7th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards, taking place October 20th, and will feature live concerts by 2 time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel), Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener) and Mychael Danna.

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