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Locarno Fest to Fete Sergio Castellitto

Pix screening include 'Va savoir,' 'Twice Born'

ROME — The 66th Locarno Film Festival will fete Italo multihyphenate Sergio Castellitto with a Golden Pard for Lifetime Achievement and a mini-retro of his works both as thesp and helmer.

Castellitto pics set to unspool at the Swiss lakeside fest dedicated to indie fare include Jacques Rivette’s “Va savoir” and Marco Bellocchio’s “The Religion Hour,” both toplining him as protag, and also Castellitto-directed drama “Twice Born,” starring Penelope Cruz.

Newly installed Locarno artistic topper Carlo Chatrian praised the thesp-turned-auteur “for representing a type of quality Italian cinema that has a lot to say even beyond national borders; the same type of filmmaking I want to bring to Locarno,” he said.

Fest will run Aug. 7-17.

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