Paolo Sorrentino joins Locarno jury

Navarro, Kobayashi, Levi also chosen

ROME — Italo helmer Paolo Sorrentino, winner of the Cannes jury prize with “Il divo,” will be among jurors at the 61st Locarno Film Festival.

Other members will include Mexican producer Bertha Navarro, who is Guillermo del Toro’s regular producer; cult Japanese helmer Masahiro Kobayashi, winner of last year’s Locarno Golden Leopard with “The Rebirth”; and Swiss multihyphenate Dani Levi, helmer of “Go for Zucker: An Unorthodox Comedy.”

The rest of what is usually a seven-member jury is to be announced.

The jury prexy is decided by the jury itself and announced on the first day of the fest, which this year will run Aug. 6-16.

The 20 films in the international competition will be announced July 17.

— Nick Vivarelli

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