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Locarno Festival Piazza Grande

Locarno winners include Chinese doc 'Mrs. Fang', Isabelle Huppert

UPDATE: Audience award winner revealed; Good Manners, Winter Brothers also among winners.

Swiss The Chris

Swiss documentary in limbo following dispute with Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Investigative piece Chris The Swiss faces €150,000 funding shortfall.

El Padre Medico

Lithuanian film picks up two prizes at Locarno Festival First Look Awards

Seventh edition of Locarno’s showcase of works in progress dedicated to films from the three Baltic states.

A Campaign Of Their Own

Rushlake Media, Juno Films partner on 'A Campaign Of Their Own'

EXCLUSIVE: Bernie Sanders documentary to screen in Locarno on Tuesday.


Euro development projects gather pace in Locarno

Alliance for Development projects include ISIS thriller and comic book story.


Locarno Festival contender 'Easy' scores deals

EXCLUSIVE: Quirky road trip comedy follows journey from Italy to small village in Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine.


Sony teams with Babelsberg on Markus Goller road movie '25 KM/H'

Toni Erdmann star Sandra Hüller features in latest project from the director of Friendship!.

Mustang casting

'Mustang' casting director wins award in Locarno

Turkish casting director one of 16 nominated for prize.

Baghdad In My Shadow

Swiss government scheme supports nine international co-productions

Films include Samir’s Baghdad In My Shadow and Bettina Oberli’s The Wind Turns.

The Song Of Scorpions

Match Factory picks up Anup Singh's 'The Song Of Scorpions'

EXCLUSIVE: Rajasthan-set drama will receive its world premiere at the upcoming Locarno film festival.

Iceman 2

First trailer for Locarno premiere 'Iceman'

EXCLUSIVE: Watch the first trailer for revenge movie about Neolithic man ‘Ötzi’.

Todd haynes

Locarno Film Festival to honour Todd Haynes

Director’s latest film Wonderstruck will screen at the festival.

Cosima Finkbeiner, Carlo Chatrian, Wendy Mitchell, Matthijs Wouter Knol

Think Fest: Locarno, EFM, Beta execs on how festivals can stay relevant

Locarno’s Carlo Chatrian, Matthijs Wouter Knol of EFM and Cosima Finkbeiner of Beta Cinema discussed festival budgets and revenues.

Think Fest

Festival innovation, Netflix in the spotlight at Jerusalem's Think Fest

Screen reports from festival-focused industry initiative’s first edition.

Atomic blonde

Locarno Festival 2017 line-up revealed

Atomic Blonde, The Big Sick, The Song Of Scorpions among line-up.


Three peaks

'Three Peaks': Toronto Review

Dir/scr. Jan Zabeil. Ger-It, 2017, 94m.

Three quarters web

'3/4': Review

A father and his two children struggle to connect in Ilian Metev’s naturalistic drama

Mrs Fang

'Mrs Fang': Locarno Review

Wang Bing’s Golden Leopard-winning documentary presents an intimate study of the final days of an elderly Chinese woman

Dragonfly Eyes

'Dragonfly Eyes': Locarno Review

Dir. Xu Bing. China, 2017, 79 mins.


'Lucky': Locarno Review

Actor John Carroll Lynch makes his directorial debut with 91 year-old Harry Dean Stanton shining in the title role