Fresh off her historic win at the Oscars as the first Asian woman—and second-ever woman—to win Best Director, Chloé Zhao is now joining the Venice Film Festival main jury, presided by fellow Oscar winner, Bong Joon-ho.
The jury will comprise of four women and three men including Belgian-French actress Virginie Efira, British actress Cynthia Erivo, Canadian actor and producer, Sarah Gadon, Italian director Saverio Costanzo and Romanian-born, German director Alexander Nanu.
The prestigious film festival will take place on Lido, a small island in the Venice lagoon from September 1–11. Zhao's Nomadland premiered at the film festival last year and took home the Golden Lion award before coming home triumphant at the Oscars, taking home both Best Picture and Best Director. The full festival lineup will be announced on July 26.