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LOCARNO 2023

Locarno unveils the programme of its parallel sections

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- The Cineasti del presente section, dedicated to the discovery of the cinema of tomorrow, and the Piazza Grande section, will present a well-stocked selection

Locarno unveils the programme of its parallel sections
A Good Place by Katharina Huber

Today, the Locarno Film Festival revealed the programme of its 76th edition (from 2 to 12 August) (read the news) which also includes the parallel sections.

The Cineasti del presente competition, a section dedicated to the discovery of the cinema of tomorrow (first and second features by young filmmakers) in which, as artistic director of the festival Giona A. Nazzaro has highlighted, “all the colours of the cinema are represented,” this year consists of 15 films (all in world premieres) among which many European productions and coproductions (10 out of 15). These include the German productions A Good Place [+see also:
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interview: Katharina Huber
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]
, the powerful first feature by artist, director and producer Katharina Huber, and Touched [+see also:
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interview: Claudia Rorarius
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by Claudia Rorarius, which tells the story of an "almost" impossible love affair between a nurse and a quadriplegic; the Spanish films Negu hurbilak [+see also:
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interview: Colectivo Negu
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]
by Colectivo Negu which tells the story of a refugee in a border village between ancestral myths and modern conflicts, and On the Go [+see also:
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interview: María Gisèle Royo, Julia de…
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]
by María Gisèle Royo and Julia de Castro in which the filmmakers speak without taboos about motherhood (or non-motherhood); the first feature film Bitten [+see also:
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interview: Romain de Saint-Blanquat
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]
by French director Romain de Saint-Blanquet, and the French co-productions Camping du lac [+see also:
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interview: Éléonore Saintagnan
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]
(Belgium/France) by Eléonore Saintagnan, which portrays a filmmaker lacking inspiration confronted with her past, and Rivière [+see also:
film review
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interview: Hugues Hariche
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]
(Switzerland/France) by Hugues Hariche, about a girl's dream of becoming a professional hockey player. Also in the section, we find Of Living Without Illusion [+see also:
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by Swiss director Katharina Lüdin, who portrays the difficulties of living together while retaining one's individuality, Excursion [+see also:
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interview: Una Gunjak
film profile
]
by Bosnian director Una Gunjak, about a teenage girl struggling with the prejudices and rules of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Rapture [+see also:
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interview: Dominic Sangma
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]
by Indian director Dominic Sangma, a film about the apocalypse, fury and unconscious fears inherent in human beings.

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Finally, the impressive and now legendary Piazza Grande (an immense open-air cinema that can accommodate up to 8,000 spectators each evening) will host 17 films this year (including 9 world premieres) of which 12 are European productions and coproductions. World premieres will include the French film Antarctica Calling by Luc Jacquet, about his immeasurable love for the Antarctic, the short film Dammi by Yann Mounir Demange ('71 [+see also:
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Q&A: Yann Demange
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) and First Case [+see also:
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interview: Victoria Musiedlak
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by Victoria Musiedlak, the Italian project The Beautiful Summer [+see also:
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by Laura Luchetti, based on the novel of the same name by Cesare Pavese in which a young girl experiences the artistic environments of Turin at the dawn of the Second World War, and I Am Not What I Am - The Tragedy of Othello by W. Shakespeare [+see also:
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 by Edoardo Leo, and the co-productions Guardians of the Formula [+see also:
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interview: Dragan Bjelogrlić
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]
by Serbian director Dragan Bjelogrlić, which tells an extraordinary story about the world's first case of bone marrow transplantation and Tito's secret atomic bomb project, Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel's The Falling Star [+see also:
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interview: Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon
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]
, about a character involved in an assassination attempt gone wrong who tries to escape his fate, and Frédéric Mermoud's The Path of Excellence [+see also:
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, in which a promising high school girl struggles to integrate the Polytechnic but also to change her social situation.

The selected films:

Cineasti del presente

Camping du lac [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Éléonore Saintagnan
film profile
]
- Eléonore Saintagnan (Belgium/France)
A Good Place [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Katharina Huber
film profile
]
- Katharina Huber (Germany)
Excursion [+see also:
film review
interview: Una Gunjak
film profile
]
- Una Gunjak (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Serbia/France/Norway/Qatar)
Family Portrait - Lucy Kerr (United States)
Dreaming & Dying - Nelson Yeo (Singapore/Indonesia)
Bitten [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Romain de Saint-Blanquat
film profile
]
- Romain de Saint-Blanquat (France)
Negu hurbilak [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Colectivo Negu
film profile
]
- Colectivo Negu (Spain)
On the Go [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: María Gisèle Royo, Julia de…
film profile
]
- María Gisèle Royo, Julia de Castro (Spain)
Rapture [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominic Sangma
film profile
]
- Dominic Sangma (India/China/Switzerland/Netherlands/Qatar)
Rivière [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hugues Hariche
film profile
]
- Hugues Hariche (Switzerland/France)
Todos los incendiosMauricio Calderón Rico (Mexico)
Touched [+see also:
film review
interview: Claudia Rorarius
film profile
]
- Claudia Rorarius (Germany)
Of Living Without Illusion [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Katharina Lüdin (Germany/Switzerland)
Whispers of Fire & Water - Lubdhak Chatterjee (India)
West Border - Yan Luo (China)

Piazza Grande

Anatomy of a Fall [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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]
- Justine Triet (France)
Antarctica Calling [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Luc Jacquet (France)
Guardians of the Formula [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dragan Bjelogrlić
film profile
]
- Dragan Bjelogrlić (Serbia/Slovenia/Montenegro/North Macedonia)
Dammi - Yann Mounir Demange (France) (short film)
Falling Stars - Richard Karpala, Gabriel Bienczycki (United States)
The Falling Star [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon
film profile
]
- Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel (France/Belgium)
The Beautiful Summer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Laura Luchetti (Italy)
La città delle donne - Federico Fellini (Italy/France) (1980)
La paloma - Daniel Schmid (Switzerland/France) (1974)
The Path of Excellence [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Frédéric Mermoud (France/Switzerland)
Smugglers - Ryoo Seung-wan (South Korea)
I Am Not What I Am - The Tragedy of Othello by W. Shakespeare [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Edoardo Leo (Italy)
First Case [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Victoria Musiedlak
film profile
]
- Victoria Musiedlak (France)
Shayda - Noora Niasari (Australia)
The Old Oak [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Ken Loach (United Kingdom/France/Belgium)
Theater Camp - Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman (United States)

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(Translated from Italian)

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