Locarno International Film Festival

IRRFANKHAN1August 2 to August 12, 2017,

Locarno, Switzerland

 

What’s It All About?

Every August, for 11 days, the Swiss-Italian town of Locarno becomes the world capital of auteur cinema. At the Locarno film festival, rich, eclectic, surprising and emerging talent get a unique chance to be at par with prominent guests. Locarno is a unique launch platform for new films from all over the world, precisely because of its enormous and multi-cultural audience.

The Lacarno film festival is synonymous with discovery and innovation. Also, it pays special attention to developments in contemporary cinema in a constant hunt for the most innovative productions of the moment. It screens films from studio blockbusters to Indies, from genre films to experimental cinema, and the best documentaries and shorts.

In its 70th edition it complements its cinephile-oriented sections with another one exclusively designed for wider audiences – the Piazza Grande, where 16 features screen outdoors for an audience of 8,000 people. But rather than simply showcasing the same summer blockbusters that have dominated the box office, the Piazza features international films that are well suited to please the massive crowd.

 

Watch Out For!

Opening Night

Tomorrow And Every Other Day

Directed by Noémie Lvovsky, Tomorrow And Every Other Day is about Mathilde, a 9-year-old whose parents are separated. She lives alone with her mother, a fragile person on the edge of madness. It is the story of a unique love between a girl and her mother.

Piazza Grande Screenings

  • The Song of Scorpions
  • The Big Sick
  • Sparring
  • Iceman
  • Good Times
  • Chien
  • Atomic Blonde
  • Drei Zinnen
  • What Happened to Monday                    

Concorso Internazionale: (Feature films, all of them as world premieres, competing for the Pardo D’oro)

  • 9 Doigts
  • As Boas Maneiras
  • Wajib
  • Gemini
  • Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?
  • Charleston
  • Freiheit  
  • Charleston
  • En el séptimo día
  • Gli as teroidi
  • Good Luck
  • Lucky
  • Mrs. Fang

 

Pardi Di Domani: (Short films National Competition)

  • Boomerang
  • British By The Grace of God
  • Crossing River
  • Signature
  • Silica
  • Song X
  • Vypusk ‘97
  • Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant
  • Shmama
  • Plus Ultra
  • Nikog nema
  • Nega
  • Los perros de Amundsen
  • Kapitalistis
  • Harbour
  • Douggy 

Signs of Life

  • Aliens
  • Cocote
  • Era uma Vez Brasilia
  • In Praise of Nothing
  • Ouroboros
  • Panoptic
  • Filmus
  • Surbiles

Closing Night

Gotthard – One Life, One Soul

Directed by Kevin Merz, it’s a documentary about the music of the Gotthard Group, a hard rock band in Switzerland.

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