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Locarno 2016


44 articles available in total starting from 10/06/2016. Last article published on 17/08/2016.

Cahier africain: A glimpse into people’s lives that’s full of dignity

Cahier africain: A glimpse into people’s lives that’s full of dignity

LOCARNO 2016: Heidi Specogna embraces the camera to stand strong with those whose only weapon is courage, the courage to keep hoping in a possible future  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Critics’ Week

Locarno hands out the First Look and Open Doors Hub awards

Locarno hands out the First Look and Open Doors Hub awards

LOCARNO 2016: Polish project Birds Are Singing in Kigali won the main prize in the festival’s First Look section for films in post-production  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Industry

Still Life: Scenes from the abattoir

Still Life: Scenes from the abattoir

LOCARNO 2016: Maud Alpi brings the camera down to the level of the eyes of animals to paint a portrait of the sinister world inside the walls of a slaughterhouse  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Filmmakers of the Present

Daydreams: The formal beauty of a surreal tale

Daydreams: The formal beauty of a surreal tale

LOCARNO 2016: French director Caroline Deruas’ first full-length film surprises with its apparent lightness; a lightness that conceals a profound realism and a series of unsettling twists  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Filmmakers of the Present

The Ornithologist, a surreal reflection on spirituality

The Ornithologist, a surreal reflection on spirituality

LOCARNO 2016: The latest endeavour by Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues is a boundless journey into the mind of an ornithologist in search of spirituality, mysticism and eroticism  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Competition

Mister Universo: The show must go on

Mister Universo: The show must go on

LOCARNO 2016: A tamer of ferocious beasts, a contortionist, the strongest man in the world, a magic iron tool, and this circus-based tale by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel can begin  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Competition

The Last Family: Four funerals and a murder

The Last Family: Four funerals and a murder

LOCARNO 2016: The first full-length feature film from young Polish director Jan P Matuszynski explores the claustrophobic day-to-day existence of surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski  

09/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Competition

Fishing Bodies captures the cruel portrait of a forgotten reality

Fishing Bodies captures the cruel portrait of a forgotten reality

LOCARNO 2016: For his debut film, Michele Pennetta has chosen to tackle a demanding subject - illegal immigration. It’s an issue we hear much about; including, often, much that is false  

08/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Filmmakers of the Present

Glory: The two faces of Bulgaria

Glory: The two faces of Bulgaria

LOCARNO 2016: Petar Valchanov and Kristina Grozeva’s second feature is a sociopolitical gem  

08/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Competition

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, the hidden side of an incomprehensible country

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, the hidden side of an incomprehensible country

LOCARNO 2016: German director Michael Schindhelm’s Swiss documentary was screened in the Panorama Suisse section of the Locarno Film Festival  

08/08/2016 | Locarno 2016 | Panorama Suisse

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