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Zsuzsi Bánkuti

Locarno appoints head of Open Doors programme

Zsuzsi Bánkuti was interim head of this year’s Open Doors event.

Gigi La Legge

First trailer for Alessandro Comodin’s Locarno title ‘Gigi La Legge’ (exclusive)

The docufiction follows a policeman investigating a string of local suicides

'You Will Not Have My Hate'

‘You Will Not Have My Hate’: Locarno Review

One family’s grief in the wake of the 2015 Bataclan attack is chronicled in this sensitive, moving drama

'Matter Out Of Place'

'Matter Out Of Place': Locarno Review

Nikolaus Geyrhalter returns with a sober, engrossing study of the waste society creates


‘Astrakan’: Locarno Review

David Depesseville’s accomplished debut follows a wayward teen navigating the world of foster care

'Human Flowers Of Flesh'

‘Human Flowers Of Flesh’: Locarno Review

Writer-director Helena Wittmann returns with an elliptical study of a yachting trip around the Mediterranean


‘Fairytale’: Locarno Review

The 20th century’s most notorious leaders reunite in Alexander Sokurov’s experimental deepfake feature