Celebs due at Shanghai film fest

Nominations will be announced December 15

BEIJING — Not to be outdone by the parade of big names at the ongoing Beijing Film Festival, the Shanghai fest (June 11-19) is boosting its star power with thesps Susan Sarandon, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe and Marisa Tomei all scheduled to attend.

Helmer Barry Levinson has already been announced as jury head, giving a more international flavor to the 14th Shanghai Film Festival than in previous years.

The fest has been trying to spruce itself up of late, and this year will feature its first Mobile Film section.

Organizers also said that Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre would raise funds to restore classic Chinese films and support up-and-coming helmers.

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