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66 articles available in total starting from 15/03/2022. Last article published on 16/08/2022.

10 Film Festival@PalaCinema, a new initiative to promote Swiss festivals

10 Film Festival@PalaCinema, a new initiative to promote Swiss festivals

The House of Cinema and Audiovisual of Locarno (the PalaCinema) launches a new project to promote Swiss film festivals  

16/08 | Festivals | Awards | Switzerland

Review: Matadero

Review: Matadero

Argentinian director Santiago Fillol transforms Esteban Echeverría's chilling tale into images  

16/08 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

Ruth Mader • Director of Serviam – I Will Serve

Interview: Ruth Mader • Director of Serviam – I Will Serve

“Girls can also be violent”

The Austrian director wonders how far one can go in the name of God, and if it’s even worth it  

16/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Review: It Is Night in America

Review: It Is Night in America

Brazilian artist and director Ana Vaz encourages us to take an interest in the animal world that inhabits our cities, in the often difficult cohabitation between living species  

16/08 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

Patricia Mazuy • Director of Saturn Bowling

Interview: Patricia Mazuy • Director of Saturn Bowling

"I had to embrace the subject, and to show courage"

The French director discusses her very dark film noir with a very scary protagonist  

16/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Alessandro Comodin • Director of The Adventures of Gigi the Law

Interview: Alessandro Comodin • Director of The Adventures of Gigi the Law

"The film is in a way a tribute to these typical village characters"

In his latest film, awarded with the festival's Special Jury Prize, the Italian filmmaker explores the boundaries between fiction and documentary  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

EXCLUSIVE: Igor Storchak announces end of principal photography, unveils new details about Artem Litvinenko’s Against All Odds

EXCLUSIVE: Igor Storchak announces end of principal photography, unveils new details about Artem Litvinenko’s Against All Odds

The documentary investigates how Ukraine managed to thwart the “blitzkrieg” of the world’s second largest army and forced it to retreat from Kyiv  

15/08 | Production | Funding | Ukraine

Valentin Merz • Director of De noche los gatos son pardos

Interview: Valentin Merz • Director of De noche los gatos son pardos

"I wanted the actors and their characters to have enough space to explore their own desires"

With his debut feature, the Swiss filmmaker brings us into a mysterious world of desire, revolt and lightness  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Ann Oren • Director of Piaffe

Interview: Ann Oren • Director of Piaffe

"I was very much interested in the psychology of dressage, in the relationship between rider and horse"

The Israeli-born, Berlin-based filmmaker discusses her formally ambitious first feature film  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Tereza Nvotová • Director of Nightsiren

Interview: Tereza Nvotová • Director of Nightsiren

“We realised that many of our beloved traditions exist to preserve the status quo”

The Slovak filmmaker talks about her film, which deals with conservative traditions, the patriarchy and female empowerment, and just won the Golden Leopard in the Cineasti del presente section  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Cineasti del presente

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