Luc Besson’s Lucy to kick off the 67th Locarno International Film Festival
by Muriel Del Don
- The 67th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival will open with a screening of Lucy, the new movie by Luc Besson
The Locarno International Film Festival, which will take place from 6-16 August in the sun-drenched Ticino city, will have the honour of presenting an international preview screening of Lucy [+see also:
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The Official Programme will not be unveiled until 16 July, but Luc Besson’s presence in the Piazza Grande has already been confirmed. Lucy, an action film with a top-notch cast including Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik and Scarlett Johansson, portrays a young female student who is something of a drifter, who acquires physical and mental superpowers that turn her into an ultra-ruthless warrior. The reason behind these mutations is beyond her control and is related to a mysterious drug mule.
Luc Besson has described Lucy as a film about ”pure intelligence” and the power of the mind. The French filmmaker wants to depict what could potentially happen if human beings decided to use the entirety of their brainpower.
(Translated from Italian)