Asian names among Locarno festival jurors
By Patrick Frater
Mon, 20 June 2011, 22:23 PM (HKT)
Asian film-makers and critics are strongly represented as juror in the sidebar sections for the 64th Locarno Film Festival | Festival del film Locarno (3-13 August).
Judging the Cineastes of the Present section are Filipino director Raya MARTIN (Autohystoria (2007); Independencia (2009)) and Chinese producer ZHU Rikun 朱日坤 (Betelnut 檳榔 (2006); Karamay 克拉瑪依 (2010), pictured). Also on the jury are German director Christoph Hochhaeusler, Italian director Michelangelo Frammartino and the Greek producer and director Athina Rachel Tsangari.
The Leopards of Tomorrow section jury is to be presided over by india's Indu Shrikent, film critic and director of the Osian's Cinefan Film Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema. She is joined by Georgian director Bakur Bakuradze, Israeli director and critic Tom Shoval, Swiss producer Luc Toutounghi and the French filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski.
Thailand's Kong RITHDEE ก้อง ฤทธิ์ดี is among three critics who will select the best first film from among the titles presented in the International Competition, the Cineastes of the Present and in Piazza Grande outdoor screenings series.
There are no Asian in the jury for the main International Competition. All the places go to European actors and directors.
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