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Locarno competition favours debut directors

In her first year as Locarno International Film Festival's new artistic director, Irene Bignardi has shown strong commitment to fresh and young cinema. Almost in diametric opposition to the Cannes festival's latest edition, which displayed the work of veteran auteurs, such as Manuel de Oliveira, Shohei Imamura, Jacques Rivette and Jean Luc Godard, the 54th edition of Locarno is short on world-renowned film-makers. In fact, no fewer than eight of the 19 entries in the international competition ..

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