- Title: Director Paul Verhoeven named Berlinale 2017 jury president
- Date: 9th December 2016
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (FILE - MAY 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** ACTRESS ISABELLE HUPPERT AND DIRECTOR PAUL VERHOEVEN ON RED CARPET PHOTOGRAPHERS VARIOUS OF HUPPERT AND VERHOEVEN VARIOUS OF HUPPERT AND VERHOEVEN AT TOP OF STEPS VARIOUS OF "ELLE" CAST AND CREW, INCLUDING HUPPERT AND VERHOEVEN, POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON TOP OF STEPS
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- Keywords: Paul Verhoeven film festival Berlin film festival Berlinale jury president director
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA0015C5X7BH
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- Story Text: On Friday (December 9), Dutch director Paul Verhoeven was named as jury president of the 2017 Berlin film festival.
The filmmaker, known for "Basic Instinct", "RoboCop", "Total Recall" and "Black Books", will head the judging panel which awards the prestigious Golden Bear trophy.
"With Paul Verhoeven as jury president, we have a filmmaker who has worked in a variety of genres in Europe and Hollywood. His creative, multifaceted boldness and his willingness to experiment are reflected in the spectrum of his works," said Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, in a statement.
The Berlin film festival will run from February 9 to 19, 2017.
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