Ang Lee to head 2009 Venice film festival jury

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London, Feb 28 (ANI): Oscar-winning director Ang Lee will head the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival, organisers have announced.

The Taiwanese-born filmmaker, who made Brokeback Mountain, has won the Italian event's main prize twice.

The festival is due to take place from 2 to 12 September, reports The BBC.

In a statement on the event's website, Lee was praised as "one of the most highly appreciated international film makers".

"He is one of the most successful directors in creating a dialogue between the film-making culture of the East and West," it added.

Lee won the best director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain in 2006, which picked up a whole host of other awards.

Last year's jury was headed by German film director Wim Wenders. (ANI)

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