Mario Martone will also participate in public conversation.

German director Edgar Reitz will be the guest of honour at the Locarno Film Festival’s spinoff event L’immagine e la parola.

Reitz, the German auteur behind the Heimat saga, will prevent a Die andere Heimat – Chronik einer Sehnsucht

Film and theater director Mario Martone will also be a guest of the event and will participate in a public conversation as well as presenting his film L’amore molesto.

The second edition of L’immagine e la parola runs April 12-15.

Carlo Chatrian serves as artistic director on the event, which is also co-ordinated by Carmen Werner and Daniela Persico.

Themes this year include history and poetry, as well as music.

Other screenings include Lev Atamanov’s The Snow Queen, Alessandro Rossetto’s Piccola Patria and Marcel L’Herbier’s L’Inhumaine.