Locarno International Film Festival

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Locarno Secret Screenings

Locarno unveils plans for slimline onsite physical programme

Most the festival will unfold in an online iteration after physical edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pardo Award

Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz films selected for Locarno’s Covid-19-era initiative

The special event was created to support feature films that have stalled at various stages of production due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

'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’