Roger Avary joins Locarno jury

Competish jury to include Im Sang-Soo

ROME — U.S. multihyphenate Roger Avary, whose producer credits include “Pulp Fiction,” has joined the Locarno Film Festival competition jury.

The jury will also comprise South Korean helmer Im Sang-Soo (“The Housemaid”), Gallic multihyphenate Noemie Lvovsky, whose most recent directorial effort is “Camille Rewinds,” and Swiss art gallery curator and writer Hans Ulrich Obrist.

As previously announced, Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul will serve as jury prexy.

The Filmmakers of the Present jury will be presided by Chadian helmer Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (“A Screaming Man”). Its other members are U.S. helmer Alex Ross Perry (“The Color Wheel”), Portuguese actress Ana Moreira (“Tabu”), Swiss producer Luciano Rigolini and Malaysian helmer Yuhang Ho, whose “At the End of Daybreak” screened in Locarno in 2009.

Fest’s Leopards of Tomorrow shorts jury will be headed by British scribe and helmer Mark Peploe, who co-penned “The Last Emperor.”

New York Times film critic Dennis Lim, Boris Nelepo, critic for Russia’s Seance, and Japanese programmer Abi Sakamoto will pick the winner of Locarno’s nod for best first work.

Located in the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland, the fest, which is dedicated to international indie fare, will run Aug. 1-11.

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