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Locarno 2019 / Competition

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Henner Winckler  • Director of A Voluntary Year

Interview: Henner Winckler • Director of A Voluntary Year

A Voluntary Year is more about our fears of how things could be than how they really are”

We sat down with German director Henner Winckler to pick apart A Voluntary Year, which he co-directed with Ulrich Köhler and which screened at Locarno  

23/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova  • Directors of Cat in the Wall

Interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova • Directors of Cat in the Wall

“We wanted to create a bridge between the East and the West to check if the grass was greener on the other side”

We chatted to Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, who are showing their first fiction feature, Cat in the Wall, at Sarajevo after a world premiere at Locarno  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Review: South Terminal

Review: South Terminal

Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche keeps things cryptic in this Kafkaesque tale of a country in meltdown, screening in competition at Locarno  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Basil Da Cunha  • Director of O fim do mundo

Interview: Basil Da Cunha • Director of O fim do mundo

"I didn’t arrive in Reboleira thinking ‘I’m a director’. I was first accepted and respected as a person"

Swiss and Portuguese director Basil Da Cunha tells us about his latest film O fim do mundo, screened in competition at Locarno  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Review: Vitalina Varela

Review: Vitalina Varela

Pedro Costa returns to Locarno with his latest film, a sombre and uncompromising ode to a world that seems to fascinate him to the point of obsession  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Perhaps not so unexpectedly, the rigour and tenacity of Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa seduced the jury of the International Competition  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition/Filmmakers of the Present/Signs of Life/Piazza Grande/Moving Ahead/Awards

Review: The Science of Fictions

Review: The Science of Fictions

With Yosep Anggi Noen’s title, seems like the competition for the oddest film celebrating this year’s 50th anniversary of the moon landing is already over  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Review: Cat in the Wall

Review: Cat in the Wall

Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova’s first fiction feature explores the challenges of being an immigrant in London  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

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

Eloy Enciso  • Director of Endless Night

Interview: Eloy Enciso • Director of Endless Night

“Cinema is a vehicle for exploration as well as storytelling”

Galician director Eloy Enciso, competing at the Locarno International Film Festival with his second feature, Endless Night, gives us the inside story on his evocative new film  

14/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

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