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JAILED FILMMAKER NAMED TO TOP FILM FESTIVAL JURY

September 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The prestigious San Sebastián International Film Festival has announced the names of the members of the jury for its 62nd edition. Headed by Spanish producer Fernando Bovaira (The Others, Biutiful), the jury also includes German actress Nastassja Kinski (Tess, Cat People, Paris, Texas) and Iranian filmmaker Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis, The Voices). Also named to the jury is Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. It’s not likely that he’ll attend, however, since he is currently jailed in Moscow following his arrest on terrorist charges after supporting the Euro Maidan protests and opposing Russia’s annexation of Crimea. His trial for "committing crimes of a terrorist nature" is due to begin on Oct. 11. The festival is due to start on Sunday.