Locarno International Film Festival

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Locarno premiere ‘Cat In The Wall’ sells to Spain (exclusive)

Vesela Kazakova and Mina Mileva’s drama also played in Competition at Sarajevo.


Locarno Film Festival 2019 winners revealed

The Golden Leopard goes to Portugal for Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela.

Ham On Rye

Locarno Film Festival selection 'Ham On Rye' lands at Factory 25 (exclusive)

Rites-of-passage comedy centres on bizarre ceremony at local delicatessen.

Open Doors Palmarès 2019

Locarno crowns Open Doors winners from Southeast Asia

This year’s lab began a three-year focus on the region.

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Swiss film industry could receive cash boost from streaming platforms

Online services such as Netflix and Amazon will be asked to invest 4% of their annual turnover in local Swiss production.


Streamers energise the marketplace, say execs in Locarno

Locarno delegates explore how to keep thearical relevant and worthwhile at Locarno’s Stepin event.


Coccinelle boards Locarno Competition title ‘Cat In The Wall’ (exclusive)

English-language feature is from directors Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova.


'The Nest'

‘The Nest’: Locarno Review

Gothic horror from Italy serves up a last-minute shocker

O Film Do Mondo

‘O Fim Do Mundo’: Locarno Review

Basil Da Cunha’s impressive second feature is set in the slowly gentrifying Reboleira district of Lisbon


‘Days Of The Bagnold Summer’: Locarno Review

Inbetweeners star Simon Bird delivers an unexpectedly gentle portrait of a mother and her son with his directorial debut


‘Technoboss’: Locarno Review

A highly idiosyncratic comedy/musical that might just achieve cult status

A Voluntary Year

‘A Voluntary Year’: Locarno Review

A German father-daughter comedy/drama which calls to mind ‘Toni Erdmann’