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Guillermo Del Toro to head Venice film fest jury

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Mexican director Del Toro, who won last years for "The Shape of Water", will preside over the jury of the 75th Venice Festival.

"To serve as in Venice is an immense honor and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude.

Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevance," said in a statement, reports variety.com.

"The Shape of Water", Del Toro's ode to the horror films of his youth, has nominations. It had its world premiere on the Lido last year.

The 75th Venice Festival will run from August 29 to 8.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 17:34 IST
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