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Andrey Zvyagintsev to head Shanghai Festival jury

Beijing: Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev has been announced as the president of the jury at next month's Shanghai International Film Festival.

The "Leviathan" director will choose among the competition films and decide the Golden Goblet awards, reports variety.com.

Two-time Oscar-winning director Malcolm Clarke and animated film director Ishu Patel will head the juries for the newly-added Golden Goblet Awards for documentary and animation films.

Born in 1964, Zvyagintsev made a splash with his feature debut "The Return" at the Venice Film Festival in 2003, winning the highest prize, the Golden Lion. His "The Banishment" premiered at Cannes in 2007, where its star Konstantin Lavronenko won the best actor award, the first-ever for a Russian actor. At Cannes in 2011 Zvyagintsev's Elena won the Special Jury Prize in the festival's Un Certain Regard section.

The upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival will take place from June 13 to June 21.

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