Locarno Festival: Chinese Documentary ‘Mrs. Fang’ Wins Golden Leopard

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Locarno Festival: Chinese Documentary ‘Mrs. Fang’ Wins Golden Leopard
The latest from documentarian Wang Bing looks at the final days in the life of an elderly farmer. read more
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Locarno Film Review: ‘The Family’

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Locarno Film Review: ‘The Family’
As unvarnished in its gaze as it is unpolished in lensing, the documentary fascinates by its refusal to simplify a very complicated life.
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Locarno: Casa Wabi, Mantarraya Launch Film Prize

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Locarno: Casa Wabi, Mantarraya Launch Film Prize
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… […]
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Locarno: Brazil’s Anavilhana Moves Sergio Borges’ ‘Coiote,’ Clarissa Campolina’s ‘Faraway Song’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Locarno: Brazil’s Anavilhana Moves Sergio Borges’ ‘Coiote,’ Clarissa Campolina’s ‘Faraway Song’ (EXCLUSIVE)
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… […]
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Locarno Film Review: ‘Winter Brothers’

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Winter Brothers’
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… […]
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Locarno StepIn: Five Takeaways about Netflix, Apple, and Content for Self-Driving Cars

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Locarno StepIn: Five Takeaways about Netflix, Apple, and Content for Self-Driving Cars
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… […]
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Almodovar Cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine to Be Honored by Locarno Film Festival

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Almodovar Cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine to Be Honored by Locarno Film Festival
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… […]
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Olivier Assayas Named President of Locarno Festival Jury

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Olivier Assayas Named President of Locarno Festival Jury
The French filmmaker will preside over the international competition. read more
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