The latest from documentarian Wang Bing looks at the final days in the life of an elderly farmer. read more
As unvarnished in its gaze as it is unpolished in lensing, the documentary fascinates by its refusal to simplify a very complicated life.
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Mexico’s Mantarraya Group, producer of Cannes Best Director winners Carlos Reygadas (2012’s “Post Tenebras Lux”) and Amat Escalante (2013’s “Heli”), is establishing another festival presence in Europe, teaming with art foundation Fundación Casa Wabi to adjudicate a new prize at the Locarno Festival’s newly competitive Signs of Life section. Opening this year… […]
LOCARNO, Switzerland — Belo Horizonte-based Anavilhana, one of Brazil’s most prominent regional production houses which has also inherited talent and energies from the legendary Teia collective, is producing the next films by Sergio Borges and Clarissa Campolina, two of Teia’s leading lights. Producer Luana Melgaço, who in 2011 activated Anavilhana with Campolina and film director… […]
First there is the darkness of a limestone mine, lit only by helmet flashlights and the occasional shower of flinty sparks from a pickax connecting with rock. And then there’s the comparative dazzle of the processing plant, bleached white by a settling of lime dust and snow. Somehow these conflicting images are rendered equivalently bleak… […]
A group of roughly 60 prominent European independent film industry execs assembled Thursday at the Locarno Festival in Switzerland to thrash out some of the pressing issues they are facing as they scramble to contend with the disruptive effect of giant global streaming platforms. Following the recent controversy in Cannes over Netflix’s stringent theatrical release… […]
ROME – Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine, known for his vivid color palette and his work with Pedro Almodovar and other influential directors, will be recognized by the Locarno Film Festival with its Vision Award honoring technical achievements and advancements in film. Besides working on five Almodovar films, including “Women on the Verge of a… […]
The French filmmaker will preside over the international competition. read more