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LOCARNO ’19: Hilary Swank to be honored, Bruno Ganz tribute in the works

The 72nd Locarno Film Festival will take place from the 7th to the 17th of August 2019

The official program of the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival was announced at a press conference today, Wednesday 17th of July. Also announced were the Leopard Club Award to Hilary Swank, the Vision Award Ticinomoda to Claire Atherton, the Premio Utopia to Enrico Ghezzi and the Premio Cinema Ticino to Fulvio Bernasconi. The 72nd edition was presented by Locarno’s new artistic director ... more >

ON-THE-GO WITH LOCARNO TOP DOG LAV DIAZ | INTERVIEW

A brief talk with this year's Locarno Festival winner
Diaz is a filipino filmmaker
Locarno's top prize comes with a 10K payout

Lav Diaz, congratulations, your film "Mula sa kung ano ang noon" ("From what is before" in tagalog) won the Pardo d'oro. It's unbelievable ! Thank you Locarno, thank you Carlo, thank you so much, I am speechless about it. Jean Renoir used to say that in order to reach out to the whole world, you have to talk about your own village. This film is based on the memories from my own childhood, for ... more >