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LOCARNO 2022 Piazza Grande / Cineasti del presente / Semaine de la Critique

Locarno unveils the programmes of its parallel sections

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- The Swiss festival today unveiled the programme for its 75th edition (3-13 August), including its parallel sections Piazza Grande and Cineasti del presente

Locarno unveils the programmes of its parallel sections
Petites by Julia Lerat-Gersant

This year's majestic Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August) will host 17 films (and no fewer than 10 world premieres) of which 12 are European productions and co-productions. Among the world premieres are the Swiss-German co-production Everything About Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth. [+see also:
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by André Schäfer, which depicts the life of the famous Swiss-German writer, the French production Angry Annie [+see also:
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by Blandine Lenoir, about the dangerously endangered freedom of resorting to IVG and contraception, the Italian films Delta [+see also:
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by Michele Vannucci, a contemporary western set in the Po delta, and Piano Piano [+see also:
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by Nicola Prosatore which depicts the joys and inevitable difficulties of adolescence, the Swiss-Belgian co-production Last Dance [+see also:
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by Delphine Lehericey which talks about the immense healing power of dance, the British film Medusa Deluxe by Thomas Hardiman, a murder case during a "hairdressing" competition, the Swiss film Semret [+see also:
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by Caterina Mona, a debut feature dealing with the struggles of an Eritrean single mother working in a Zurich hospital, the French film A Woman by Jean Paul Civeyrac, a film that offers a counter-current portrait of a woman in the grip of her own obsessions, You Will Not Have My Hate [+see also:
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by Kilian Riedhof (a co-production between Germany, France and Belgium), which deals with the delicate themes of mourning, anger and grief caused by the loss of a loved one during a terrorist attack, in this case at the Bataclan in Paris, and finally the co-production between Israel, Poland and Colombia My Neighbor Adolf [+see also:
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 by Leon Prudovsky.

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The Cineasti del presente competition, which offers Locarno Film Festival audiences the chance to discover a selection of first or second films directed by young talents from all over the world, is also dominated by European productions and co-productions, no less than 10 out of the 15 works selected. These include the French films Astrakan [+see also:
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by David Depesseville and Little Ones [+see also:
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by Julie Lerat-Gersant, which portrays a 16-year-old pregnant girl facing her destiny within the walls of a home for young mothers, the Norwegian production Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick? [+see also:
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 by Franciska Eliassen, the Croatian film Safe Place [+see also:
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 by Juraj Lerotić and the Ukrainian film How Is Katia? [+see also:
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by Christina Tynkevych, which deals with the theme of mourning and revenge. Co-productions include Love Dog [+see also:
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 by Bianca Lucas (Poland/Mexico/USA) which tells the story of a return home with dark overtones, Arnold Is a Model Student [+see also:
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by Sorayos Prapapan (Thailand/Singapore/France/Netherlands) which takes us inside the mind of a student struggling with his own moral conflicts, It Is Night in America [+see also:
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 by Ana Vaz (Italy/France/Brazil), Fragments from Heaven [+see also:
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 by Adnane Baraka (Morocco/France), a touching portrait of Mohamed, a 15-year-old nomad who lives with his family in a tent in a remote desert area in eastern Morocco, Matadero [+see also:
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 by Santiago Fillol (Argentina/Spain/France), which features a theatre troupe that is decidedly out of the ordinary, and Nightsiren [+see also:
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 by Tereza Nvotová, a drama that takes place in the Slovakian mountains (Slovakia/Czech Republic).

The programme of the Semaine de la Critique has also been unveiled.

The selected films are as follows:

Piazza Grande

Everything About Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth [+see also:
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. – André Schäfer (Switzerland/Germany)
Angry Annie [+see also:
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Blandine Lenoir (France)
Bullet TrainDavid Leitch (USA)
Compartiment tueursCosta-Gavras (France) (1965)
Delta [+see also:
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Michele Vannucci (Italy)
Home Of The BraveLaurie Anderson (USA) (1986)
Imitation Of LifeDouglas Sirk (USA) (1958)
Last Dance [+see also:
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Delphine Lehericey (Switzerland/Belgium)
Medusa DeluxeThomas Hardiman (UK)
My Neighbor Adolf [+see also:
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Leon Prudovsky (Israel/Poland/Colombia)
Paradise Highway [+see also:
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Anna Gutto (USA/Germany/Switzerland)
Piano Piano [+see also:
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Nicola Prosatore (Italy)
Printed RainbowGitanjali Rao (India) (short film) (2006)
Semret [+see also:
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Caterina Mona (Switzerland)
A WomanJean Paul Civeyrac (France)
You Will Not Have My Hate [+see also:
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Kilian Riedhof (Germany/France/Belgium)
Where The Crawdads SingOlivia Newman (USA)

Cineasti del presente

A Perfect Day For CaribouJeff Rutherford (USA)
Arnold Is a Model Student [+see also:
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Sorayos Prararan (Thailand/Singapore/France/Netherlands)
Astrakan [+see also:
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David Depesseville (France)
Before I Change My Mind – Trevor Anderson (Canada)
Sister, What Grows Where Land Is Sick? [+see also:
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Franciska Eliassen (Norway)
It Is Night in America [+see also:
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Ana Vaz (Italy/France/Brazil)
Fragments from Heaven [+see also:
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Adnada Baraka (Morocco/France)
Love Dog [+see also:
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Bianca Lucas (Poland/Mexico/USA)
Matadero [+see also:
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Santiago Fillol (Argentina/Spain/France)
Our Lady Of The Chinese Shop – Ery Claver (Angola)
Little Ones [+see also:
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Julia Lerat-Gersant (France)
Petrol – Alena Lodkina (Australia)
Safe Place [+see also:
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Lauraj Lerotić (Croatia)
Nightsiren [+see also:
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Tereza Nvotová (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
How Is Katia? [+see also:
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Christina Tynkevych (Ukraine)

Semaine de la Critique

Ruthless Times: Songs of Care [+see also:
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interview: Susanna Helke
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- Susanna Helke (Finland)
Last Stop Before Chocolate Mountain - Susanna della Sala (Italy)
The River Is Not a Border [+see also:
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- Alassane Diago (France/Senegal/Germany)
The Visitors [+see also:
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- Veronika Lišková (Czech Republic/Norway/Slovakia)
Fledgings [+see also:
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 - Lidia Duda (Poland)
The DNA of Dignity [+see also:
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- Jan Baumgartner (Switzerland)
The Hamlet Syndrome [+see also:
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- Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski (Poland/Germany)

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(Translated from Italian)

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