Paolo Sorrentino to be jury prexy

ROME — Ken Loach will be feted by the 30th Turin Film Festival, Italy’s pre-eminent indie event, which has also picked Paolo Sorrentino as jury prexy.

Loach, besides receiving the fest’s Gran Premio Torino for career achievement, will be in attendance for the Italo bow of his pic, “The Angel’s Share,” which took the Jury Prize at Cannes, and will go out in Italy via BIM Distribuzione.

Sorrentino’s latest work, Sean Penn-starrer “This Must Be the Place,” marks a rare case of an Italian helmer working with a U.S. star in a high-profile international indie co-production.

In a statement, Turin praised Sorrentino for “his great ability to transcend the confines of national cinema and take on universal experiences and mindsets.”

Turin, headed by Italo auteur Gianni Amelio, is dedicated to global cutting-edge cinema. It will run Nov. 23-Dec. 1.

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