Locarno bookended by action-comedy 2 Guns and doc On the Way to School.

Baltasar Kormakur’s 2 Guns will open the 66th edition of the Festival del film Locarno (7-17 August) on the Piazza Grande.

Pascal Plisson’s On the Way to School (Sur le chemin de l’école) has been selected as the closing film.

Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton star in action-comedy 2 Guns, which gets its international premiere at the festival. Washington and Wahlberg play law enforcement officers who are set up by the mob they are investigating.

French documentary On the Way to School, also an international premiere, follows four children in different parts of the world struggling to acquire an education.