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Locarno Dailies


The Pardo d’oro

See you in Locarno 70: 2 - 12 August 2017


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Pardo d'oro to MRS. FANG by WANG Bing © Locarno Festival Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro MRS. FANG by WANG Bing, France, China, Germany Premio Speciale Della Giuria (Special Jury Prize) AS BOAS MANEIRAS by Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra, Brazil, France ...

The 70th edition of the Locarno Festival wrapped, awarding a chinese film

  Pardo d'oro to MRS. FANG by WANG Bing © Locarno Festival   The 2017 edition, the fifth under Carlo Chatrian as artistic director, has ended successfully and has been crowned by the Pardo d’oro for the film MRS. FANG directed by WANG Bing.   261 films in 11 days, 16 under the open sky in the Piazza Grande and 18 in the Concorso internazionale. Among great guests attending this year feature unforgettable greetings to the Piazza by...

Open Doors winners announced at Locarno Fest

One region, eight countries, twenty-two films.One section: Open Doors. Once again the Locarno Festival looked at a region where the light of cinema struggles to shine. The spotlight was on South Asia, with projects to develop, filmographies to support and ideas to share. Consider it done. At Locarno70 as well. The names of prizewinners for the Open Doors Hub coproduction platform and the Open Doors Lab producer-training workshop were announced today. The prizes, both cash and in the form...

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Winners announced for 2017 Open Doors Hub and Lab

The names of prizewinners for the Open Doors Hub coproduction platform and the Open Doors Lab producer-training workshop were announced today, 8 August. The 2017 session was the second in the three-year cycle dedicated by Open Doors to exploring eight countries in Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The prizes, both cash and in the form of tangible assistance, have been awarded to projects and participants in the international pla...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 8 !

1. Carlo Chatrian He is an icon of his country, who even when appearing in international productions is still able to embody the spirit of India. She is an actress who was banned by her country but who has never stopped representing its culture and speaking for the women of the world. The Song of Scorpions marks the meeting of Irrfan Khan and Golshifteh Farahani. 2. After the triptych of wonders that was Courgette–Elle–Toni Erdmann, what’s next for Michel M...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 7 !

Carlo Chatrian Film after film, Wang Bing is creating a personal homage to his people, whether workers or prisoners in labour camps, the mentally ill in a house with circular balconies or women confined to bed, emigrants or resisters. Mrs. Fang is the latest touching volet of this particular human comedy. 2. The search for a gunshot fired many years ago. The search for the roots of a hate that continues unabated. Somewhere between detective and traveler, in Did You...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 6 !

  Chien by Samuel Benchetrit - Piazza Grande 07 | 08 | 2017 21  Pictures Todd Haynes - Pardo d'Onore Manor 07 | 08 | 2017 11  Pictures ...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 5 !

  Amori che non sanno stare al mondo by Francesca… 06 | 08 | 2017 30  Pictures What Happened to Monday? by Tommy Wirkola - Piazza… 06 | 08 | 2017 17  Pictures ...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 4 !

  VENUES 05 | 08 | 2017 6  Pictures Mathieu Kassovitz - Excellence Award Moet &… 05 | 08 | 2017 11  Pictures Sparrin...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 3 !

  Drei Zinnen by Jan Zabeil 04 | 08 | 2017 11  Pictures Laissez bronzer les cadavre by H��l��ne Cattet,… 04 | 08 | 2017 9  Pictures ...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 2 !

  Lola Pater by Nadir Mokne��che - Piazza Grande   Omaggio a Nastassja Kinski   Venues   Icdn Award   Concorso cineast...

HIGHLIGHTS from 70th Locarno Festival – DAY 1 !

  Demain et tous les autres jours by Noémie Lvovsky…   Red Carpet   Opening Reception   ...

Locarno First Look Award 2017 to films in post-production

    The seventh edition of First Look – the Locarno Festival initiative aiming to showcase films in post-production – has presented six works in progress from Baltic Countries. Each one was introduced by its producer to various world sales agents and festival programmers attending the Industry Days.    The jury for First Look 2017, comprising Charles Tesson (Semaine de la Critique’s Artistic Director), Jenn Murphy (Afi Fest's Se...

Locarno Industry Report: StepIn

Summary from Variety correspondent Nick Vivarelli   A group of 50 prominent European independent film industry execs assembled Thursday for the Locarno Festival’s StepIn think tank to discuss the timely topic of “The Theatrical Experience and the Future of Auteur Cinema in the Age of Global Streaming Platforms and Social Networks.”  Judging from the attendees reaction, it was a huge success: "We are extremely proud of the high...

Pardo d’onore Manor for Todd Haynes

  On Monday 7th August the Festival will pay homage to U.S. director, screenwriter and producer Todd Haynes. His latest film Wonderstruck will be screened in company with Poison, one of the featured titles in Locarno70, the sidebar dedicated to celebrating the Festival’s 70th anniversary.   The Locarno Festival offers tribute with the Pardo d’onore Manor to American director, screenwriter and producer Todd Haynes. At the 1991 Locarno Festival there were 19 movies contend...

Locarno Festival, a 360° experience

        Locarno Festival, a 360° experience       Five days of free screenings, concerts and Dj sets will herald the inception of the 70th edition of the Locarno Festival and will accompany it beyond its closing date. This year, the 360° offering of this event is thus enhanced, creating an increasingly involving and rich experience thanks to two novel places, a garden in the heart of the Old Town and a new place to meet a...

Locarno Talks la Mobiliare: the visionary power of words

        Locarno Talks     What happens when people try to shape the future? This is the underlying question for the concept behind Locarno Talks, a new platform for discussion and exchange set up by the Locarno Festival together with its Main partner la Mobiliare and featuring guests from the world of politics, economics and the arts. For the first run of the event, which will be held from 6 thr...
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