A Few Hours of Spring to premiere on the Piazza Grande
by Fabien Lemercier
31/07/2012 - Besides its titles in the international competition (read more) and in the Filmmakers of the Present section (read more), French film production will also be very well represented elsewhere at the 65th Locarno Film Festival (from August 1 to 11).
Stéphane Brizé’s A Few Hours of Spring [trailer], starring Vincent Lindon (read more - out in France on September 19 – international sales: Rezo), is to make its international premiere on the Piazza Grande. The very funny Camille Rewinds [trailer] by Noémie Lvovsky (well-reviewed at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes – read the review - out in France on September 12 – international sales: Gaumont) and Quentin Dupieux’s off-the-wall Wrong [trailer] (unveiled in the competition at Sundance – read more - out in France on September 5 – international sales: Kinology) are also in the Piazza Grande programme.
Rich is the Wolf by Damien Odoul (international sales: Le Pacte), Ingrid Caven, musique et voix by Bertrand Bonello, Les coquillettes by Sophie Letourneur (production: Ecce Films, in co-production with Rezina Productions and Ad Vitam), L'enclos du temps by Jean-Charles Fitoussi and the medium-length feature Fairy Queen by Jean-Paul Civeyrac will be screened out of competition. So will French co-productions I Anna by Barnaby Southcombe (co-produced by Arsam International with the United Kingdom and Germany), as well as the documentaries Trace by Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase and Age is... by Stephen Dwoskin.
The Locarno Film Festival will also give homage to Alain Delon and will award an Leopard of Honour to Leos Carax whose films will all be screened at the event, including his most recent, Holy Motors [trailer, film focus].
As for film professionals, many French companies will travel to Locarno, including Films Distribution, Memento, Pyramide, Rezo, Gaumont, Elle Driver, Doc & Film, Le Pacte, Urban Distribution, Alpha Violet, Reel Suspects, Wild Side Films, Wild Bunch Distribution, Carlotta, Why Not Productions, and Arte France.
(Translated from French)