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Panel on the Visibility of Swiss Films on VOD Platforms August 8

  StepIn & 2015 StepIn & 2015  © Festival del film Locarno StepIn & 2015  © Festival del film Locarno StepIn & 2015  © Festival del film Locarno StepIn & 2015  © Festival del film Locarno...

Horizontes de Eileen Hofer à Locarno

  Horizontes de Eileen Hofer continue sa belle ascension en festival. Après avoir fait sa première mondiale à Visions du Réel et sa première internationale à Karlovy Vary Le documentaire sera projeté à Locarno (section Panorama Suisse) le vendredi 7 août à 11h au FEVI  Après sa première mondiale à Visions du Réel et sa première internationale à Karlovy Va...

Locarno Events, 7 August

  Piazza Grande Events, 7 August Leopard Club Award to Andy Garcia Screening of DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume  Screening of SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua  Special Events/Conversations with guests Conversation with Office Kitano, Premio Raimondo Rezzonico, at 10.30 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Giona Nazzaro Conversation with Marlen Khutsiev, Pardo alla carriera, at 13.30 at the Palavideo hosted by Roberto Turigliatto, with Bernard E...

Locarno Events, 6 August

Piazza Grande Events, 6 August Premio Raimondo Rezzonico to Office Kitano Pardo alla carriera to Marlen Khutsiev Screening of LA BELLE SAISON by Catherine Corsini  Screening of LE DERNIER PASSAGE by Pascal Magontier  Special Events/Conversations with guests Conversation with Udo Kier at 11.00 at the Magnolia (Spazio RSI) hosted by Michael Sennhauser and Eric Facon Conversation with Edward Norton, Excellence Award Moët & Chandon, at 14.30 at the Spa...

Locarno Events, 5 August

  Piazza Grande Events, 5 August The opening ceremony will take place Wednesday 5 August on the Piazza Grande at 21.30 Presentation of the official juries of the three competitions  Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Edward Norton  Screening of RICKI AND THE FLASH by Jonathan Demme    Press Screenings (Teatro Kursaal) 5 August, 14.00, Piazza Grande RICKI AND THE FLASH by Jonathan Demme 5 August, 16.00, Fuori concorso ROMEO E GIULIETTA by Massimo Cop...

Edward Norton opens Locarno 68th edition with the screening of Fight Club

    Edward Norton, the screening of Fight Club The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will open with Edward Norton, who will introduce Fight Club at the Auditorium FEVI at 14.00, before receiving the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on the Piazza Grande. As per tradition, the opening day will be characterized by a series of screenings in the sections Histoire(s) du cinéma, the Retrospettiva Sam Peckinpah and Open Doors. At 14.00, at the Audito...

The 68° Festival del film Locarno Pre festival evenings with free screenings

  On the second evening of the Prefestival, tonight, August 4 at 21.30, there will be a screening of the restored print of Federico Fellini's E la nave va, to celebrate 120 years of the major French production and distribution company Gaumont, which co-produced the film in 1983. The evening, with free entry for all, has been made possible thanks to support from UBS.   The Festival will close on the Piazza Grande with the awards ceremony, on Saturday August 15 at 21.00. A spe...

The Locarno Premio Raimondo Rezzonico 2015 goes to Office Kitano

  The Japanese company Office Kitano will be honored with a tribute that recognizes the most significant players on the international independent production scene. Founded in 1988 as a theatrical agency, Office Kitano was created to answer the need to manage the TV activities of Takeshi Kitano and a group of comic actors linked to him. In 1991 it became a production company with A Scene at the Sea, Kitano's third feature film, and since then has produced all of the actor-director'...

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Leopard Club Award to Andy Garcia

  © Collection Cinémathèque suisse. Tous droits réservés   This year the award is attributed to the American actor Andy Garcia. Named after the supporting Association of the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination THE LOST CITY by Andy Garcia – USA – 2005 – 144’ THE UNTOUCHABLES&nbs...

Stars expected at Locarno68

  LA BELLE SAISON – Catherine Corsini A guitar played by Meryl Streep will give #Locarno68 its starting rhythm. Ricki and the Flash is the Piazza Grande opening movie, signed by a great director like Jonathan Demme (who won the Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs) – a symbolic start for a red carpet which, never like this year, can be considered Hollywoodian. Let's think about the pair of celeb...

Alliance For Development: a new initiative by the Locarno Industry Days

      Alliance For Development, a new initiative by the Locarno Industry Days, is a platform connecting four countries (France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland) and facilitating the development of co-produced projects, in close cooperation with the three different co-development funds between France (CNC) and Italy (MiBACT), Germany (FFA) and Italy, as well as the upcoming fund between France and Germany. This year sees a pilot phase of Alliance For Development (AFD, 8...

Michael Cimino at Locarno for the Pardo d'onore Swisscom

  Michael Cimino at Locarno for the Pardo d'onore Swisscom American director, screenwriter and producer, Michael Cimino will attend the 68th Festival del film Locarno, which is dedicating a tribute to him and where he will receive a Pardo d'onore Swisscom. Born in New York City, he had a classical education, graduating from Yale University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. After the Army, he embarked on a successful career in advertising commerci...

Program for the Piazza Grande

  05.08 RICKI AND THE FLASH by Jonathan Demme – USA – 2015 – 100’ Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Edward Norton 06.08 LA BELLE SAISON by Catherine Corsini – France – 2015 – 105’ LE DERNIER PASSAGE by Pascal Magontier – France – 2015 – 28’ Pardo alla carriera to Marlen Khutsiev 07.08 DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume – Germany – 2015 – 105’ SOUTHPAW by Antoine Fuqua &ndas...

Locarno 2015 competition revealed

Concorso internazionale BELLA E PERDUTA by Pietro Marcello Italy – 2015 – 86' with Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis Production: Avventurosa Co-production: Rai Cinema World Premiere BRAT DEJAN (Brother Dejan) by Bakur Bakuradze Russia/Serbia – 2015 – 113' with Marko Nikolic, Misa Tirinda Production: Vita Aktiva Co-production: CTB, Focus Plus Cinema, Look Film, Pilon Media World Premiere CHEVALIER by Athina Rachel Tsangari Greece – 2015 &nd...

Hong Sangsoo's Right Now, Wrong Then and Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos return to Locarno with their new film

Hong Sangsoo's Right Now, Wrong Then and Andrzej Zulawski's Cosmos mark the return to Locarno of two filmmakers who have featured in previous editions of the Festival. The Concorso internazionale at the 68th Festival del film Locarno (5 - 15 August) will include films by two directors who, each in their own way, have made a strong impact at previous editions, and now return to Locarno with their latest films. South Korean filmmaker Hong Sangsoo, who won 2013's Pardo for Bes...

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015 in Locarno

    The award ceremony of the 8th Doc Alliance Selection Award will take place for the first time at the Festival del film Locarno during the Industry Days. The name of the new award winner will be announced on 8 August, in the presence of Doc Alliance festival directors and the jury. The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and continuously promote quality creative...

Edward Norton to receive the Excellence Award in Locarno

The American actor, director and producer Edward Norton will be among the guests at the 68th Festival del film Locarno, where he will be awarded the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. Carlo Chatrian, Festival’s Artistic Director: “I’m very happy and proud to welcome Edward Norton to Locarno. He is someone who has shown immense talent in giving shape to characters as fascinating and complex as the times in which we live. I’m certain that his presence will leave i...

The new Locarno Industry Academy

        This 2015 edition of the Locarno Summer Academy launches a new section: the Industry Academy, a new training program dedicated to young industry professionals in distribution, sales, marketing, exhibition and programming. This initiative, designed and moderated by Marion Klotz, will be held between 5 and 12 August in close relation with the Industry Days. Marion Klotz: “We received a large number of appl...

Marco Bellocchio to receive the Pardo d’onore at Locarno 2015

    The Italian director will be honored with the Pardo d’onore Swisscom during the 68th Festival del film Locarno. To mark the occasion there will be a Piazza Grande screening of I pugni in tasca (Fists in the Pocket), some 50 years after its first screening at Locarno. The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will award the Pardo d’onore Swisscom to Marco Bellocchio. With this award the Festival pays tribute to an extraordinarily rich career, and affi...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2015

    © Festival del film Locarno The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. 12 projects will be brought to Locarno by their directors and producers to present them to potential partners. With the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors aims to support and highlight filmmakers from a region in...

Locarno tribute to Bulle Ogier

  Pardo alla carriera to Bulle Ogier © Philippe Quaisse The French actress Bulle Ogier will receive a Pardo alla carriera at the 68th Festival del film Locarno. The 68th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to the French actress Bulle Ogier with a Pardo alla carriera. Following tributes to Anna Karina (2013) and Jean-Pierre Léaud (2014), with this Award the Festival aims to continue its re-reading of the legacy of the Nouvelle Vague, and pay homage ...

Meeting Art Basel: The Festival del film Locarno and Art Basel introduce a new collaboration.

The Festival del film Locarno and Art Basel introduce a new collaboration. The first outcome of this synergy will be a special program dedicated to Duncan Campbell. The Festival President Marco Solari announces a new collaboration between the Festival del film Locarno and Art Basel: “Two events with a big importance and tradition – already associated by the Top Events of Switzerland label – join forces. A significant synergy for the Festival on the Swiss and international cult...

The Program for L’immagine e la parola

    At a press conference at Locarno the full program for the third edition of L’immagine e la parola, the Festival del film Locarno’s spring event, part of Primavera Locarnese, was announced. Guests of honor are French writer, screenwriter and filmmaker Emmanuel Carrère –co-curator of the program –, Oscar winning director Pawel Pawlikowski and actress and director Valeria Golino. L’immagine e la parola, held 19 – 22 March, at the venu...

Walter Murch: sound and vision in Hollywood

    Walter Murch, the triple Oscar winning editor and sound designer, will be the recipient of the Vision Award - Nescens at the 68th Festival del film Locarno.   Continuing the Festival’s policy of recognizing those individuals whose intuitions and skills have left their mark on film history, the 68th edition will see the Vision Award - Nescens awarded to Walter Murch, the editor and sound designer (a term he coined himself). This award follows those previously att...


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