Actress Kristen Stewart will be president of the jury at the next Berlinale. The 32-year-old is to head the international jury next year, as the Berlin Film Festival announced on Friday. “She is one of the most talented and versatile actors of her generation. From Bella Swan to the Princess of Wales, she has breathed life into unforgettable characters,” said Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian, the Berlinale’s management duo.
Stewart became known with the “Twilight” vampire films. She also acted in productions such as “The Clouds of Sils Maria”, “Charlie’s Angels” and “Jean Seberg – Against all Enemies”. In “Spencer” she was last seen as Lady Di. According to the Berlinale, Stewart is also currently preparing her directorial debut with a feature-length film – an adaptation of Lidia Yuknavitch’s bestseller “The Chronology of Water”.
Alongside Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale is one of the world’s major film festivals. The next edition is scheduled for February 16-26. The international jury decides on the winners in the competition. Director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) chaired the previous festival. At that time, the drama “Alcarràs” was awarded the Golden Bear.