Berlin Film Festival judges' names announced

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Washington, Jan 30 : Hollywood actress Diane Kruger, Danish director Susanne Bier and editor and sound designer Walter Murch will join the jury at the Berlin Film Festival next month.

The jury will also include Taiwanese screen siren Shu Qi, Russian media executive Alexander Rodniansky, Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, French actress Sandrine Bonnaire and production designer Uli Hanisch.

The German-born Kruger (Troy) is presently appearing in 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' with Nicolas Cage, reports Variety.

She starred as the wife of a South African prison guard in 'Goodbye Bafana', which was in competition at the Berlinale last year.

Shu Qi is a veteran of more than 50 Asian films including the 2002 international thriller 'The Transporter' and Stanley Kwan's 'Island Tales' in 2000.

Ukrainian-born Rodniansky is a major film and television producer as well as a documentary director in Russia and president of the Moscow media holding CTC.

Murch has worked closely with Hollywood director Francis Ford Coppola for 30 years on films including ' Youth Without Youth ' and 'The Godfather'.

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