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Roman Polanski forgoes Festival del film Locarno appearance

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    The Festival del film Locarno regrets to announce that Roman Polanski has decided to cancel his visit to its 67th edition. Only a short while ago, the leadership of the Festival has received the following message from Roman Polanski (in Italian):  ”Dear Friends, I am sorry to inform you that having considered the extent to which my planned appearance at the Locar...

Prrogram for the day in Locarno August 12

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Piazza Grande Events, 12 August - Presentation of Open Doors - Screening of The Hundred-Foot Jurney by Lasse Hallström Special Events/Conversations with guest Round Table Titanus Retrospective at 10:00 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Roberto Turigliatto and Sergio M. Germani. Open Doors Award Ceremony at 12:30 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Tiziana Mona. "Rendez-vous du cinéma suisse" alle 14:30 alla Magnolia hosted by Catherine Ann Berger (SWISS F...

What's up in Locarno August 9

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  Daily Press Information Welcome to the “Daily Press Information” service of the 67° Festival del film Locarno.  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 y...

Locarno program of events August 8

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  Piazza Grande Events, 8 August - Leopard Award to Mia Farrow - Screening of Love Island introduced by director Jasmila Zbadic - Screening of A Hitman Solitude Before the Shot introduced by director Mischa Böder Special Events/Conversations with guests Conversation with A...

Locarno Day 2 events

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Program changes Estate Violenta by Valerio Zurlini will be screened at the Ex Rex at 9:00 Piazza Grande Events, 7 August - Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani to Armin Mueller-Stahl - Screening of Dancing Arabsintroduced by director Eran Riklis Special Events/Conversations with guests Conversation with Rita Pavone at 12:00 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted by Giona Nazzaro. Conversation with Melanie Griffith and Rachel McDonald at 17:00 at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) hosted ...

New Pilot Project: the Locarno Industry Academy

The Industry Office has joined forces with the Locarno Summer Academy to launch the pilot project Industry Academy (8 – 12 August), an educational, multi-disciplinary program for young industry professionals. The Industry Academy will be a place where a group of nine young European professionals starting out in the areas of distribution, exhibition, sales and marketing, will meet with seasoned industry professionals. They come from six different countries: Bel...

Events of the opening day August 6th in Locarno

Piazza Grande Events, 6 August The opening ceremony will take place Wednesday 6 August on the Piazza Grande at 21:00. - Presentation of the official juries of the three competitions - Pardo alla Carriera to Jean-Pierre Léaud - Screening of Lucy introduced by director Luc Besson Special Events/Conversations with guests On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp character, the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to Chaplin with a screening of ...

The 67th Festival del film Locarno opened on Wednesday

    The 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, the second under Carlo Chatrian’s stewardship as Artistic Director, will be officially inaugurated by its President Marco Solari on Wednesday August 6. At 16:00 at the Auditorium FEVI, marking the, the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to Charlie Chaplin to mark the centenary of his creation, the Tramp, via a screening of Modern Times with live musical accompaniment by the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, c...

Roman Polanski, the film Maestro at Locarno

© Guy Ferrandis   One of the most influential figures in film history, Roman Polanski, accompanied by the actress Emmanuelle Seigner, will be a guest of honor at the 67° Festival del film Locarno, where he will give a talk about film that is open to the public. Director, actor, producer and screenwriter, Roman Polanski has had a profound impact on the history of modern cinema. His unmistakable humor and ability to master such a range of different styles, while always retain...

Special event in Locarno: Democracy without borders

Difret by Zeresenay Berhane Mehari During the 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno, a special event will be organized in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). Sunday, 10 August, the Ethiopian film Difret, by Zerezenay Berhane Mehari, will be presented in a special screening and followed by a panel discussion with the director, the producer of the film Mehret Mandefro, as well as Navi ...

Locarno Pre-Festival Piazza Grande screenings with Indiana Jones and François Truffaut

  Sunday 3 August and Tuesday 5 August will see the traditional Piazza Grande event with two free screenings to serve as a taster for the 67° Festival del film Locarno: Raiders of the Lost Ark and The 400 Blows. As usual the Locarno Festival offers its residents and visitors two free evenings on the  Piazza Grande which offer a privileged foretaste of the 67th edition (6 – 16 August). The first Pre-Festival evening, on Sunday 3 August, goes Hollywood with a screening of...

Giancarlo Giannini at Locarno for the Excellence Award

    Italian actor and director Giancarlo Giannini will attend the 67° Festival del film Locarno as one of the guests of honor of the Titanus retrospective and will receive an Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. Following his successes in the theater, directed by Zeffirelli, and on television, Giancarlo Giannini made his film debut in 1965 in Gino Mangini’s I criminali della metropoli. In 1967 his talents as a singer and dancer led him to take on the ...

Locarno pays tribute to Jean-Pierre Léaud

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  Pardo alla carriera to Jean-Pierre Léaud EN © DR The 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to the French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud in awarding him a Pardo alla carriera, career award. In honor of Jean-Pierre Léaud the Festival will screen 4 films spanning his career: Masculine-Feminine (Masculin Fémin, 1966) by Jean-Luc God...

The new American generation in the spotlight at Locarno

    Listen Up Philip by Alex Ross Perry Alex Ross Perry’s Listen Up Philip (Concorso internazionale) and Joel Potrykus’s Buzzard (Concorso Cineasti del presente) signals the return of two filmmakers launched at recent editions of the Festival. The 67th Festival del film Locarno (6 – 16 August) confirms its interest in leading figures in new indie American cinema, which has demonstrated a new vitality in recent years. Two directors launched, and winning awards...

Agnès Varda to receive the Pardo d’onore at Locarno 2014

    © Julia Fabry © ciné-tamaris The multi-talented French director will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom during the 67° Festival del film Locarno (6 – 16 August). After working as a theater photographer, Agnès Varda began directing in 1954 with the feature-length film La Pointe Courte, with Philippe Noiret, also at his first role. The film, which was edited by Alain Resnais, made an immediate impact as one of the most influential work...

The official juries for the 67th edition of Locarno Fest

      © Festival del film Locarno This is to announce the composition of the official juries for the Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente, Pardi di domani and Best first film. The jury for the Concorso internazionale will have as its President the Italian director Gianfranco Rosi, winner of last year’s Leone d’oro at Venice for Sacro GRA. He will be accompanied by German filmmaker Thomas Arslan (Dealer, 1999; Gold,...

Program for the 67° Festival del film Locarno announced

      The official program for the 67° Festival del film Locarno has been announced. The awards to Juliette Binoche (Excellence Award Moët & Chandon), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani) and Mia Farrow (Leopard Club Award) were also announced today. Those attending Locarno will include Dario Argento, Olivier Assayas, Luc Besson, Garrett Brown, Suzanne Clément, Pedro Costa, Julie Depardieu, Lav Diaz, Víctor Erice, Flori...

Luc Besson’s Lucy to open the 67th edition of the Locarno Fest

Festival del film Locarno 6 – 16 | 8 | 2014 www.pardo.ch       Luc Besson's eagerly awaited film Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, will open the 67° Festival del film Locarno on 6 August. The director will introduce the film on the Piazza Grande just ahead of the film's Swiss release. Lucy is produced by EuropaCorp and distr...

The Locarno - Premio Raimondo Rezzonico 2014 goes to Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi

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  Photo Courtesy of Teo Keng Beng Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi will be the recipient of the Best Independent Producer Award.   The 67th Festival del film Locarno will pay tribute to Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi, as the recipient of the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico for Best Independent Producer. A key player on the Asian film scene for over three decades, Nansun Shi has made a decisive contribution to the international ...

12 finalist projects selected for Open Doors 2014 with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

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    DE FR EN IT The Festival del film Locarno’s Co-production Lab Open Doors is dedicated this year to Sub-Saharan Africa and especially to the English and Portuguese speaking countries. 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 Cooperati...

Garrett Brown at the 67th Festival del film Locarno

  The recipient of the Vision Award will be Oscar prize-winner Garrett Brown, creator of the revolutionary Steadicam®. Following the award to special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull in 2013, the Festival continues its dedication to distinguishing those who, through their inspirations and technical knowledge, have left their mark on film history. The 67th edition of the Festival will pay tribute to the American cameraman Garrett Brown, who, in the 1970s created and perfected t...

Locarno Open Doors 2014: another side of Africa

    The twelfth edition of Open Doors will be dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa. With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors aims to support and highlight films and filmmakers from the South and the East, where independent filmmaking is vulnerable, via a focus on a different region every year. The next edition will explore Sub-Saharan Africa, following the spotlight on Francophone African countries in 2012. 2014...

Edgar Reitz at L’immagine e la parola for locarno 2014

    Director Edgar Reitz, who has so brilliantly explored German history in his saga Heimat, will be the guest of honour at the second edition of L’immagine e la parola (12-15 April 2014). Following Aleksandr Sokurov, who featured in the first edition, another great master of European cinema will be centre stage at the Festival del film Locarno’s spring spin-off event. Edgar Reitz, a master of New German cinema, and the auteur behind the saga Heimat, in which he...

Titanus Retrospective in Locarno: A family chronicle of Italian cinema

    The Retrospective for the 67th edition of the Festival del film Locarno (6–16 August 2014) will be dedicated to the Italian production studio Titanus. The Locarno Festival will pay tribute to this major production studio, following the Lux retrospective in 1984. Thanks to close collaboration with the present-day Titanus, the program will be a very comprehensive exploration of the role this production company, founded by Gustavo Lombardo in 1904, has played from its or...

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