Jury President Costa-Gavras (France) is one
of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His
international breakthrough came in 1969 with the political thriller Z,
which won him two Academy Awards. In 1990 Costa-Gavras was awarded the
Berlinale Golden Bear for his film Music Box (with Armin Mueller-Stahl
and Jessica Lange). He last participated in the Berlinale Competition in
2002 with Amen. Costa-Gavras is also President of the French
Production designer Uli Hanisch was honoured with the German and
the European Film Awards for his work in the adaptation of Patrick
Süskind’s novel Perfume – The Story Of A Murderer (2006). He has done
the production design for almost all of Tom Tykwer’s films, including
the upcoming The International, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. His
set designs also shaped films by Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Experiment)
and Sönke Wortmann (The Miracle Of Bern).
Diane Kruger’s international breakthrough came with her role in
Wolfgang Petersen’s monumental epic Troy. The young actress played in
the 2007 Berlinale Competition film Goodbye Bafana by Bille August.
Together with Nicolas Cage she is currently on screen in National
Treasure: Book Of Secrets.
Walter Murch is a multiple-Academy Award winner who wrote film
history with his spectacular sound design for Francis Ford Coppola’s
anti-war film Apocalypse Now. As a cutter and sound designer he has
collaborated with Coppola for 30 years, on films ranging from The
Godfather to his latest work Tetro. He has also created image and sound
montages for George Lucas, Jerry Zucker and Anthony Minghella.
Alexander Rodnyansky was born in the Ukraine, and is one of the
biggest cinema and TV producers in Russia. A studied filmmaker, he is
now president of the Moscow media holding CTC and a formative figure in
Russia’s media landscape. His work as a director includes a series of
documentaries about contemporary Russia, including 1992s two-part
Farewell USSR, which won numerous awards.
Shu Qi is one of the most popular and sought-after actresses in
Asian cinema. Born in Taiwan, she has played in over 50 films in a great
variety of genres. On the international circuit she attracted attention
for her role in the thriller The Transporter (2002). In 2000 Shu Qi
appeared in the Berlinale Competition film The Island Tales directed by