“L’immagine e la parola”, the first spring spin-off of the Festival del film Locarno, was held March 24-27.

After three days of workshops, screenings and discussions, filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov - who had previously introduced the screening of Faust and participated in a roundtable with Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and former Directors Marco Müller and Frédéric Maire - held an exclusive workshop on Russian Ark. The Russian director presented for the first time the work behind the making of this film, a 99-minute-long take.