The official program of the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival was announced this week, along with tributes to Hilary Swank, Claire Atherton, Enrico Ghezzi and Fulvio Bernasconi.
Locarno Film Festival
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Locarno Film Festival / Festival del film Locarno
WHERE: Locarno, Switzerland
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The summer of 1946 was a momentous one in the history of European cinema. In the space of ten days, two new international festivals came to life and a third was reborn. On the evening of the 23rd August, the Locarno film festival kicked off with a screening of Giacomo Gentiluomo’s O sole mio on the sloping lawn of the Grand Hotel. First launched on the Venice Lido in 1932 as part of the Biennale under the title “Esposizione d’Arte Cinematografica”, the Venetian “mostra” was re-launched on 31st August. On 1st September, the inaugural edition of the Cannes film festival began. It had been legally founded in 1939 on the eve of World War Two. The Locarno International Festival of Film began at short notice following the sudden demise of Lugano’s “Rassegna Internazionale del Film”, which ran for two years in 1944 and 1945, after Lugano’s citizens rejected the construction of an amphitheatre in a popular vote on 2nd June, 1946. The first edition was put together in less than three months.
The Locarno Film Festival will present the 2019 Leopard Club Award to two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
Swiss director, screenwriter, Fredi M. Murer will be honored with the Pardo alla carriera at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival, accompanied by screenings of some of his landmark films including Höhenfeuer and Der grüne Berg.
Locarno Film Festival announced the featured films selected for the Black Light Retrospective – an unprecedented overview of Black film in the 20th century.
The world premiere of Magari, the debut from Italian director Ginevra Elkann will usher in the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival.
John Waters will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award during the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival followed by a “Crazy Midnight” screenings featuring his film Cecil B. DeMented.
The Retrospective of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival will be dedicated to the American filmmaker Blake Edwards, featuring his complete filmography as director.
The 2018 edition of the Locarno Festival ended with A Land Imagined by director Yeo Siew Hua being crowned the winner of the Golden Lepoard for Best Film.
The Fragile House (Hai shang cheng shi) by Lin Zi, China is the winner of The Signs of Life Award ELECTRONIC-ART.FOUNDATION for the Best Film 2018 at the Locarno Festival.
Film producer Ted Hope will receive the Best Independent Producer Award 2018 “Premio Raimondo Rezzonico” at the Locarno Film Festival
The official program of the 71st edition of the Locarno Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday July 11, 2018.
Filmmaker and graphic designer Kyle Cooper will receive the Vision Award Ticinomoda, dedicated to those who have used their talents to create new perspectives in the world of cinema at the upcoming 71st Locarno Festival.
The Locarno Festival will pay tribute to the remarkable career of the Taviani brothers and also honor the memory of Vittorio Taviani, who died last April
French filmmaker Bruno Dumont will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award at the 71st Locarno Festival.
Actor, director, Ethan Hawke will receive this year’s Excellence Award at the 71st Locarno Festival and attend the international premiere of his most recent film as director, Blaze
The Locarno Festival’s major Retrospective will be dedicated to three-time Oscar winner Leo McCarey (1898 – 1969)
Meteors (Meteorlar) by Gürcan Keltek which World Premiered at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival has been voted winner of the festival’s Cinelab Award.
The documentary Mrs. Fang directed by Wang Bing was today crowned the winner of the Pardo d’oro at the 2017 Locarno Festival.
The Signs of Life Award electronic-art.foundation for Best Film at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival has been awarded to Cocote by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias from the Dominican Republic.
The Locarno Festival will honor cinematographer José Luis Alcaine with the Vision Award TicinoModa, the prize dedicated to those who have used their talents to trace new perspectives in the world of film.
Director, screenwriter and producer Todd Haynes will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor award at the upcoming Locarno Festival.
Mathieu Kassovitz will be honored with the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon at the Locarno 70 film festival.
Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody will receive the 2017 Leopard Club Award at the 70th Locarno Festival.
Olivier Assayas, Yousry Nasrallah and Sabine Azéma will be the jury presidents at the 70th Locarno Festival.