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Kinuyo Tanaka

Locarno to fete Japan’s Kinuyo Tanaka in first retrospective devoted to female filmmaker

Pioneering filmmaker and actress was second woman to direct a feature in history of Japanese cinema.

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Valentina Merli takes over from Nadia Dresti as Locarno Pro chief

Paris-based Merli has worked with Gemini FIlms and Pyramide.

'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’