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Locarno Carte Blanche 2014: spotlight on Brazil

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  The fourth edition of Carte Blanche, the Festival del film Locarno’s initiative dedicated to films in post-production, will focus on Brazil. Thanks to a partnership with Cinema do Brasil, Carte Blanche will select five to seven films in post-production. The producers of the selected films will participate at the Locarno Festival, where they will present their projects to film industry professionals. In order to facilitate post-production and sales, the work...

Critics' Prize in Locarno

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    At the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland, August 7-17, 2013), the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI PRIZE went to:      "What Now? Remind Me" (E agora? Lembra-me)      by Joaquim Pinto (Portugal, 2013),      shown in the International Competition. "The Portuguese director chronicles a year in his life trialling HIV drugs, and spreads his net ambitiously wider for a m...

Locarno Festival proved to be a meeting-place for and dialogue between master filmmakers from the past, present and future

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  Saturday 17 August saw the announcement on the Piazza Grande, to an audience of 5’700, of the winners of the 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno. The 2013 edition, the first under Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, was a resounding success and was crowned with the award of the Pardo d’oro to Historia de la meva mort by Albert Serra. Festival President Marco Solari officially closed the 66th edition, saying that “on behalf of the Board of Directors I than...

Pardo d'oro to HISTORIA DE LA MEVA MORT by Albert Serra

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  Concorso internazionale Pardo d’oro
 HISTORIA DE LA MEVA MORT by Albert Serra, Spain/France Premio speciale della giuria
 E AGORA? LEMBRA-ME by Joaquim Pinto, Portugal Pardo per la migliore regia
 (Best Director) HONG SANGSOO for U Ri Sunhi (Our Suhni), South Korea Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile
 (Best Actress) BRIE LARSON for film SHORT TERM 12 by Destin Cretton, United States Pardo per la miglior ...

Masterclass with Douglas Trumbull and Werner Herzog Locarno August 16

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  Additional Screenings 15 August 2013, 14:30, Rialto 2 Short Term 12, by Destin Cretton, Concorso internazionale 16 August 2013, 09:00, Rialto 1 Une autre vie, by Emmanuel Mouret, Concorso internazionale 16 August 2013, 16:45, Rialto 3 Sahe, by Ilgar Safat, Open Doors 16 August 2013, 19:00, Rialto 2 Feuchtgebiete (Wetlands), by David Wnendt, Concorso internazionale Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 15 August 2013, 09:00, Concorso internazionale Educa&c...

Screening of Gloria at Piazza Grande, introduced by director Sebastián Lelio and actress Paulina García

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Addition to the Program Tribute to Paulo Rocha: conversation with José Manuel Costa, Pedro Costa, Isabel Ruth, Roberto Turigliatto, Thursday 15 August at 11:00 at Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Catherine Bizern. Additional Screenings 14 August 2013, 11:00, Rialto 1 Gare du Nord, by Claire Simon, Concorso internazionale 15 August 2013, 14:30, Rialto 2 Short Term 12, by Destin Cretton, Concorso internazionale Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 14 August 2013, ...

Presentation of the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico to french producer Margaret Ménégoz on the Piazza Grande

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  Addition to the Official Selection 13 August 2013, 14:30, Rialto 2 Bernadette Lafont, exactement, by Estelle Frédet, André S. Labarthe, Histoire(s) du cinéma Tribute to the memory of Bernadette Lafont, introduced by André S. Labarthe and Jean Douchet Additional Screening 13 August 2013, 09:30, Rialto 2 Master of the Universe, by Marc Bauder, Semaine de la critique Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 13 August 2013, 09:00,...

Presentation of the Pardo alla carriera to Otar Iosseliani

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  Piazza Grande Events From 21:30 on the Piazza Grande: - Presentation of the delegation and the screenings of the Open Doors section, introduced by Martina Malacrida and Carlo Chatrian - Presentation of the Pardo alla carriera to Otar Iosseliani - World premiere screening of Gabrielle introduced by director Louise Archambault, actors Alexandre Landry and Gabrielle Marion Rivard, producers Luc Déry and Kim McCraw Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 12 August 201...

Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani to Jacqueline Bisset

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Piazza Grande Events From 21:30 on the Piazza Grande: - Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani to Jacqueline Bisset - World premiere screening of Les Grandes Ondes (à l'Ouest) introduced by director Lionel Baier and actors Francisco Belard, Valérie Donzelli, Patrick Lapp and Michel Vuillermoz - Screening of Rich and Famous by George Cukor, Retrospettiva George Cukor Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) ...

Conversation with Faye Dunaway Locarno aug 9th

  Faye Dunaway – Leopardo Club Award   On acting: “I learned from Warren Beatty that who’s tired first loses his battle” “Acting is a matter of choices, Sharon Stone, close friend of mine, played great roles but not in the end, I chose the roles good for me.” On producing and directing: “I wanted to own something, buyin...

Leopard Club Award to Faye Dunaway

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Piazza Grande Events 9 August 2013 From 21:30 on the Piazza Grande: - Presentation of the Leopard Club Award to Faye Dunaway   - World premiere screening of La variabile umana introduced by director Bruno Oliviero, actors Giuseppe Battiston, Silvio Orlando and Alice Raffaelli, producers Lionello Cerri and Gabrielle Manfré and composer Michael Stevens - World premiere screening of Wrong Cops introduced by actors Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Mark Burnh...

August 8 Presentation of the Pardo alla carriera to Sergio Castellitto

  Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 8 August 2013, 8:30, Concorso internazionale E Agora? Lembra-me, by Joaquim Pinto 8 August 2013, 11:30, Fuori concorso A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness, by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell 8 August 2013, 14:00, Concorso internazionale When evening falls on Bucharest or metabolism, by Corneliu Porumboiu 8 August 2013, 16:00, Concorso Cineasti del presente Le Sens de l'humour, by Marilyne Canto 8 August 2013, 18:00, Concorso i...

Locarno Attendance expected to top 160 000 viewers for the 2013 edition

  Check the stats of the past edition!     Audience     161,680   Total audience 98,080   Indoor cinema audience 63,600   Piazza Grande audience       Seating capacity   ...

Locarno opens today August 7th on the Piazza Grande at 21:30 with 2 Guns: Demandez le programme!

  Everyday by 18:00 you will receive an email reviewing all press information for the following day. Through this service, you may also receive information about parallel events, communications from third parties or invitations. To deactivate this service, we kindly ask you to send an email to press@pardo.ch. This service will be provided only until the end of the Festival.    © Festival del film Locarno Piazza Grande Events 7 August 2013 The opening ceremony will ta...

Step in initiative at Locarno

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  © Festival del film Locarno High-res © Festival del film Locarno High-res © Festival del film Locarno High-res     For the second year, the Industry Office of the Festival del film Locarno is organizing Step In. The initiative is designed a...

The 66th Festival del film Locarno, Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's first edition launching tomorrow

  The Festival del film Locarno’s 66th edition opens on Wednesday The 66th Festival del film Locarno, Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian's first edition, is officially inaugurated by President Marco Solari on Wednesday 7 August with a rich program. The world premiere of Andrea Segre's Indebito, a musical journey into the crisis in Greece, will take place at 15:45, followed by a concert given by Vinicio Capossela, accompanied by five Greek musicians. The Festival audience...

EXHIBITION, previously referred to as ‘Joanna Hogg’s London Project’, will receive its World Premiere in Locarno

    EXHIBITION, previously referred to as ‘Joanna Hogg’s London Project’, will receive its World Premiere at the Locarno Film Festival on 9 August 2013 as part of the International Competition section.   EXHIBITION stars Viv Albertine (former guitarist of the influential punk band The Slits) and Liam Gillick (conceptual artist) in their first feature film performances, and co-stars long-standing collaborator Tom Hiddleston in a supporting role following his p...

Locarno Artistic Director Carlos Chatrian on the New Frontier in Film

  I think of Locarno as a frontier festival. A festival that tries to explore what’s going on at the limits of the film spectrum, on the edges of the frame, to pick up the things that are just off camera but which somehow defi ne the scene. Today the signifi cance of the notion of being avant-garde has perhaps worn a little thin: it’s no longer about being the fi rst to reach a particular spot, it’s more a question of the desire and ability to give space ...

Festival del film Locarno occupies a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals

  August 7 -17, 2013 Throughout its 66 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals. Every August, for eleven days the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. Thousands of film fans and industry professionals meet here every summer to share their thirst for new discoveries and a passion for cinema in all its diversity. At Locarno they find a quali...

Victoria Abril in Locarno will receive the Excellence Award in Locarno

  Victoria Abril in 101 Reykjavik by Baltasar Kormákur (2000) Spanish actress Victoria Abril will attend the 66th Festival del film Locarno (7-17 August), where she will receive the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. Victoria Abril, muse to Vincente Aranda and Pedro Almodóvar, will receive the Locarno Festival’s Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on the Piazza Grande on Saturday evening, 10 August. As is the tradition at Locarno, the Festival au...

First Locarno Vision Award - Electronic Studio to Douglas Trumbull

    American director and special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull is to receive the Festival’s first Vision Award - Electronic Studio. This new prize both highlights and pays tribute to someone whose creative work behind the scenes, as well as in their own right, has contributed to opening up new perspectives in film. The 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno (7-17 August 2013) will pay tribute to the special effects artist by screening Stanley Kubrick’s 20...

Retrospective: Jacqueline Bisset and Anna Karina guests

  Rich and famous (1981) – George Cukor. Collection Cinémathèque suisse. Droits réservés. Several different guests and initiatives comprise the tribute paid to the big Retrospective for 2013, dedicated to the master of Hollywood comedy George Cukor. British actress Jacqueline Bisset will be a guest of honor, and will introduce the Piazza Grande screening of Rich and Famous (1981), the final film in the director’s long career. Anna Karina will a...

Leopard d honneur to Leos Carax (offered by Kylie Minogue)

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      Léos Carax “To talk about cinema for me is a bit of a nightmare; to talk about it in full light is more of a nightmare…I’ll try, even so.” So said Léos Carax, the great French filmmaker, during the Q & A held in the Spazio Cinema Forum on a scorching Thursday afternoon with Olivier Père, a crowd of critics, journalists...

Piazza Grande 2013: Opening and closing films

    Baltasar Kormákur’s 2 Guns will open the 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno on Wednesday 7 August on the Piazza Grande, while the closing film on Saturday 17 August, following the Awards ceremony, will be Pascal Plisson’s On the Way to School (Sur le chemin de l'école). The opening ceremony for the 66th Festival del film Locarno will take place on 7 August on the Piazza Grande, with the international premiere of 2 Guns, introduced by...

Pardo d honneur to Werner Herzog

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  DE FR EN IT © Robin Holland German director, scriptwriter, producer and actor Werner Herzog will be awarded the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the 66th Festival del film Locarno (7-17 August 2013). To mark the occasion, in addition to screenings of a selection of his films and the awards ceremony on the Piazza Grande, Herzog will take part in a conversation with Grazia Pag...

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