Jasmine Trinca was included in the jury of the Berlin Film Festival called to award the Golden and Silver Bears of the German film festival. This is what emerges from a press release from the Berlinale itself. The actress, who is also involved in directing, works alongside four fellow directors (the American actor Brady Corbet, the Chinese from Hong Kong Ann Hui, the German Christian Petzold, the Spanish Albert Serra) and the Ukrainian writer Oksana Zabuzhko. The president of the 74th edition of the Berlinale, as already announced, is the actress, director, producer and best-selling author Lupita Nyong’oKenyan-Mexican.
The other jurors
For the Encounters section, which awards three prizes (best film, best director and Special Jury Prize), the jury is made up of the director and screenwriter Lisandro Alonso (Argentina), the director and producer Denis Côté (Canada) and the director and screenwriter Tizza Covi (Italy).
Judging the short films will be the director and screenwriter Ilker Çatak (Germany), the sound artist and researcher Xabier Erkizia (Spain) and the director, screenwriter, video artist and teacher Jennifer Reeder (USA).
The director and screenwriter Eliza Hittman (USA), the film curator Andréa Picard (Canada) and the producer Katrin Pors (Denmark) will decide the best first film, Bear transversal to all sections. The director and screenwriter Abbas Fahdel (Iraq/France), the director Thomas Heise (Germany) and the anthropologist Véréna Paravel (France) will elect the best documentary, another transversal award.
The Glass Bears and the cash prizes foreseen by the Generation section will be awarded by the jury composed of the director Amjad Abu Alala (Sudan), the actress Banafshe Hourmazdi (Germany / Iran) and the director and screenwriter Ira Sachs (USA).
The winners of the Bears will be announced on February 24, specifies the note from the Festival scheduled from February 15 to 25 with 20 films in competition.
Who is Jasmine Trinca
Born in 1981, she made her debut after being noticed by Nanni Moretti who was looking for a non-professional actress to play the role of Irene, Laura Morante’s daughter, for the film ‘The Son’s Room’. She was casting the students of the classical high school that Trinca was attending. She was chosen for the role that led her to win the Palme d’Or at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. A surprising debut that opened the doors of cinema for her. In 2003 she acted in ‘The Best Youth’ and won the award for best leading actress (together with the female cast of the film) at the 2004 Nastri d’argento. Two years later she returned to work with Nanni Moretti in ‘Il caimano’. Numerous films followed over the years: among the most important films we remember ‘One day you have to go’, ‘Miele’, ‘No one saves themselves alone’ by Sergio Castellitto, ‘La dea Fortuna’ by Ferzan Ozpetek and ‘The Catholic school’ , based on the novel of the same name that won the Premio Strega. More recently, her return with Nanni Moretti in ‘Il sol dell’avvenire’ and also with Ferzan Ozkptek in the film ‘Nuovo Olimpo’ Thanks to his roles played for the big screen, he has collected numerous awards: he won 2 David di Donatello, 4 Nastri d’argento, 2 Globi d’oro, 2 Ciak d’oro, the Marcello Mastroianni Prize at the International Art Exhibition cinema of Venice, the Flaiano Award and the Un Certain Regard award for best actress.
In fiction, however, before returning as the protagonist in ‘La storia’ he had participated in the miniseries ‘Cefalonia’ way back in 2005.