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Lionsgate, Curzon, Mubi execs picked for new Locarno under-30s industry event

24 young cinema industry professionals under the age of 30 will attend new think tank event.

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'Do the Right Thing' screening to kick-off Locarno's Black Light retrospective

Festival releases titles due to be showcased in retrospective exploring Black film.


Locarno selects Southeast Asian projects, producers for 2019 Open Doors

Eight projects for the Hub, nine producers for the Lab.

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John Waters to receive Locarno Film Festival lifetime achievement award

Previous recipients include Ken Loach, Werner Herzog and Agnès Varda.

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Locarno Film Festival cancels Blake Edwards retrospective

Retrospective replaced by strand dedicated to international black film.

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New Locarno artistic director gives first glimpse of her vision for the festival

Lili Hinstin said she wants to programme more UK films, short films and youth-oriented films.

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Locarno Film Festival announces new selection committee

New artistic director Lili Hinstin leads the committee.

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Sony Pictures Classics picks up Hungarian animation 'Ruben Brandt, Collector'

Film played Locarno, Sarajevo. Distributor plans 2019 release and awards run.

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Lili Hinstin named new Locarno Film Festival chief

Hinstin had been artistic director of the Entrevues Belfort - Festival International du Film in France.


Hotel By The River

'Hotel By The River': Locarno Review

Dir/Scr Hong Sang-soo. South Korea. 2018. 96mins


'M.': Locarno Review

A strong documentary of abuse and survival in a closed community in Israel

What Doesn't Kill Us

'What Doesn't Kill Us': Locarno Review

German crowdpleaser by Sandra Nettelbeck premiered at Locarno’s Piazza Grande

A Land Imagined

'A Land Imagined': Locarno Review

A detective searches for a missing migrant worker in Singapore

Too Late To Die Young

'Too Late To Die Young': Locarno Review

A slow summer in post-Pinochet Chile