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Locarno 2022 / Competition

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28 articles available in total starting from 06/07/2022. Last article published on 16/08/2022.

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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

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

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

Review: Rule 34

Review: Rule 34

Brazilian filmmaker Júlia Murat's Golden Leopard winner stages the obsessive, simultaneously exhilarating and dangerous pursuit of pleasure as a political act  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Review: Matter Out of Place

Review: Matter Out of Place

The prolific Austrian filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter continues his investigation into the world around us, this time focusing on waste disposal and the people who make it possible  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Rule 34 wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno

Rule 34 wins the Golden Leopard in Locarno

The festival put the powerful and radical film by Brazilian director Júlia Murat on the top step of the podium, while the films by Alessandro Comodin and Valentina Maurel also won awards  

15/08 | Locarno 2022 | Awards

Review: Stella In Love

Review: Stella In Love

Sylvie Verheyde’s seventh feature is an atmospheric vintage revisiting of her teenage years, spent on the verge of an adulthood which seems to offer scant prospects  

12/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

Review: Sermon to the Fish

Review: Sermon to the Fish

A no-frills film boasting beauty and soul, Hilal Baydarov’s ninth feature ponders what remains after winning a war  

12/08 | Locarno 2022 | Competition

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