Audrey Tautou, Bong Joon Ho join Berlin film festival jury

French actress Audrey Tautou arriving at the 30th anniversary party of private television channel Canal Plus, on Nov 4, 2014 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
French actress Audrey Tautou arriving at the 30th anniversary party of private television channel Canal Plus, on Nov 4, 2014 at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner and actress Audrey Tautou will serve on the jury of the 65th Berlin film festival, organisers said on Tuesday.

South Korean director Bong Joon Ho, whose dystopian English-language debut Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton made a splash in 2013, will also be on the panel.

American director Darren Aronofsky, who is behind the 2010 Oscar-nominated film The Wrestler, the 2010 Oscar-winning film Black Swan and the 2014 blockbuster Noah, will be the jury president, the festival had announced previously.

American producer Martha De Laurentiis (Hannibal, 2001), Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruehl (Good Bye Lenin!, 2003) and Golden Bear winner Claudia Llosa, the Peruvian director of The Milk Of Sorrow (2009), will round out the jury.

They will pick the Golden Bear and Silver Bear winners from 19 international contenders,

The opening film, Isabel Coixet's Nobody Wants The Night, features Juliette Binoche as Josephine Peary, who trekked across the Greenland tundra in 1908 to rescue her missing husband.

Other keenly awaited premieres in competition include Werner Herzog's Queen Of The Desert starring Nicole Kidman as British explorer and spy Gertrude Bell, Terrence Malick's caustic look at fame, Knight Of Cups, and dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi's Taxi.

The Berlinale ranks among the top global cinema showcases and is the first major European film festival of the year.

Last year, Chinese director Diao Yinan's cop thriller Black Coal, Thin Ice took home the Golden Bear.