A film historian and former international publishing director of Variety magazine, Peter Cowie has written more than 30 books on major figures and eras of world cinema, including Bergman, Welles, Coppola and Kurosawa. He published and edited the annual International Film Guide for 40 years and has contributed numerous commentaries to Criterion’s DVD collection. He has been a consultant to Berlinale Talents since the programme’s inception in 2003.
Italian actress, filmmaker and author. Her career is defined by a diverse body of work, including films such as BLUE VELVET, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD and THE SOLITUDE OF PRIME NUMBERS, which was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. She was the President of the 2011 Berlinale Jury.