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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO director Alexander Nanau, part of 2021 Venice film festival jury

Director Alexander Nanau will be part of the jury of this year’s Venice film festival Venezia 78 competition jury.

Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho is the president of the jury, which also includes Italian director and screenwriter Saverio Costanzo, actresses Virginie Efira and Cynthia Erivo, Canadian actress and producer Sarah Gadon, and Chinese director, screenwriter, editor and producer Chloé Zhao.

Nanau is known for the documentaries The World according to Ion B., Toto and His Sisters, and the recent Collective, which received this year two Oscar nominations - for Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary. Collective, which looks at the journalistic investigation that followed the fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest in October 2015, was acclaimed by international critics and won the 2020 European Film Award as Best Documentary. In 2019, Collective premiered out of competition in Venice.

The Jury of Venezia 78 will award several prizes to the feature films in competition: Golden Lion for Best Film, Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Special Jury Prize, Award for Best Screenplay, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.

The 78th Venice International Film Festival takes place between September 1 and September 11. 

(Photo: Adriano Castelli | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

RO director Alexander Nanau, part of 2021 Venice film festival jury

Director Alexander Nanau will be part of the jury of this year’s Venice film festival Venezia 78 competition jury.

Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Bong Joon Ho is the president of the jury, which also includes Italian director and screenwriter Saverio Costanzo, actresses Virginie Efira and Cynthia Erivo, Canadian actress and producer Sarah Gadon, and Chinese director, screenwriter, editor and producer Chloé Zhao.

Nanau is known for the documentaries The World according to Ion B., Toto and His Sisters, and the recent Collective, which received this year two Oscar nominations - for Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary. Collective, which looks at the journalistic investigation that followed the fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest in October 2015, was acclaimed by international critics and won the 2020 European Film Award as Best Documentary. In 2019, Collective premiered out of competition in Venice.

The Jury of Venezia 78 will award several prizes to the feature films in competition: Golden Lion for Best Film, Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize, Silver Lion for Best Director, Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, Special Jury Prize, Award for Best Screenplay, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress.

The 78th Venice International Film Festival takes place between September 1 and September 11. 

(Photo: Adriano Castelli | Dreamstime.com)

simona@romania-insider.com

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