Jessica Kiang is an International Critic for Variety, covering all the major European and Asian festivals. She also writes for Sight & Sound, BBC Culture and The Playlist, where she spent five verbose years as Features Editor. She has served on festival juries from Iceland to Romania to Egypt and most recently was a judge of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival Platform competition. She lives in Berlin – or at least keeps her stuff there – and is unhealthily invested in her near-perfect track record of not beeping when going through airport security. She tweets at @jessicakiang.
Jessica's essay entitled "The Kiss, or What the Movies Never Taught Me About Desire" appears in She Found it at the Movies.