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Day: July 21, 2021

Chloe Zhao joins fellow Oscar winner Bong Joon-ho on Venice festival jury

“Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao will join fellow Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho on the main jury at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, organisers said on Wednesday.

The judging line-up for the 78th edition of the festival held in the Italian lagoon city will also include “Widows” and “Harriet” actress Cynthia Erivo and filmmaker Alexander Nanau, a nominee at this year’s Oscars for documentary “Colectiv”.

Virginie Efira, star of this month’s Cannes Film Festival contender “Benedetta”, actress Sarah Gadon, known for “Alias Grace” and “Enemy”, and Italian director Saverio Costanzo complete the line-up.

The festival earlier this year had already announced “Parasite” director Bong as the president of the jury, which hands out the event’s main Golden Lion prize. “Nomadland” won the award at Venice last September.

This year’s festival runs from September 1-11.

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Kanye West teases new music ahead of ‘Donda’ album release

Kanye West will release his 10th solo studio album “Donda” on Friday, teasing his new music in an advert during the NBA Finals featuring U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson, who missed out on the Olympics after being suspended for a positive cannabis test.

The 44-year-old rapper will premiere the record on Thursday at a listening event in Atlanta, which will be streamed live.

West previewed new song “No Child Left Behind” in an advert airing during Game Six of the NBA Finals.

The commercial, scored and edited by West, shows Richardson, who had been expected to be one of the biggest draws at Tokyo 2020, at a track at night. The 21-year-old has said she used the cannabis to deal with the death of her mother.

West, who was married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian for seven years before she filed for divorce in February, shared a clip of the ad on his Instagram page.

The album, named after West’s late mother Donda West, follows 2019’s Grammy Award winning “Jesus is King”.
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