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Review: Open Door

Review: Open Door

Albanian filmmaker Florenc Papas' first feature is a small-scale road movie about two sisters in a deeply patriarchal society  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Florenc Papas • Director of Open Door

Interview: Florenc Papas • Director of Open Door

"Albania is a male-dominated society; women suffer a lot of inequality, especially in rural areas, and I care about these characters"

Albanian-born filmmaker Florenc Papas took a moment to dissect his feature debut, Open Door, which is world-premiering at the Sarajevo Film Festival  

20/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: The Cold Raising The Cold

Review: The Cold Raising The Cold

Chinese director Rong Guang Rong, in league with Italian producer Ambra Corinti, offers up a brutal and unsettling film on the consequences of oppression  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Maura Delpero  • Director of Maternal

Interview: Maura Delpero • Director of Maternal

"“Hogars” have an amplifying effect, they’re places where the consequences of motherhood can be observed in all their virulence"

We sat down with Italian filmmaker Maura Delpero to discuss her first fiction film, Maternal, which was screened in competition at the Locarno Film Festival  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Review: The Nest

Review: The Nest

The new film from Roberto De Feo is an homage to Italian horror cinema and offers interesting ideas, but the weakness of the script jeopardizes its potential  

15/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Roberto De Feo  • Director of The Nest

Interview: Roberto De Feo • Director of The Nest

“I wanted to tell the tale of a world cut adrift, using as a metaphor the story of a family living in a place outside of time”

Cineuropa met with Roberto De Feo, the director of horror flick The Nest, which is competing in Locarno’s Piazza Grande  

15/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: The Young Observant

Review: The Young Observant

The new film by young Italian director Davide Maldi offers up a poignant portrayal of adolescence where naivety meets cruelty  

13/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: Maternal

Review: Maternal

Nuns are trying to guide teen mothers in this hot and simmering Argentine-set tale directed by Italy's Maura Delpero  

09/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Davide Maldi • Director of The Young Observant

Interview: Davide Maldi • Director of The Young Observant

“With my works, I always begin by studying an ancient rite, which I then try to transpose into modern-day society”

We interviewed Davide Maldi to discuss his latest film The Young Observant, which follows a group of hospitality and catering school students enrolled on a difficult course  

08/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: If Only

Review: If Only

Locarno opens with an impressive crowd-pleasing story centring on the children of divorce by Ginevra Elkann  

07/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande