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Locarno 2019

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Review: The Euphoria of Being

Sarajevo’s Human Rights Award winner is a multi-layered documentary about a Hungarian Holocaust survivor and a dance performance based on her life  

27/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Documentary Competition

Henner Winckler  • Director of A Voluntary Year

Interview: Henner Winckler • Director of A Voluntary Year

A Voluntary Year is more about our fears of how things could be than how they really are”

We sat down with German director Henner Winckler to pick apart A Voluntary Year, which he co-directed with Ulrich Köhler and which screened at Locarno  

23/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Review: 143 Sahara Street

Review: 143 Sahara Street

Hassen Ferhani’s Locarno prizewinning documentary about a truck stop in the Sahara desert is a slow-burning delight  

23/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova  • Directors of Cat in the Wall

Interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova • Directors of Cat in the Wall

“We wanted to create a bridge between the East and the West to check if the grass was greener on the other side”

We chatted to Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova, who are showing their first fiction feature, Cat in the Wall, at Sarajevo after a world premiere at Locarno  

21/08 | Sarajevo 2019 | Competition

Simon Bird • Director of Days of the Bagnold Summer

Interview: Simon Bird • Director of Days of the Bagnold Summer

“This is a film about two ordinary people who would never usually have a movie made about their lives”

Cineuropa met up with British director Simon Bird on the afternoon of the Piazza Grande world premiere of his debut film, Days of the Bagnold Summer  

21/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

The Locarno Pro team sums up this year’s edition

The Locarno Pro team sums up this year’s edition

Project managers of each section of Locarno Pro, the industry side of the Locarno Film Festival, gave us their verdict on the 2019 edition  

20/08 | Locarno 2019 | Locarno Pro

Review: Ivana the Terrible

Review: Ivana the Terrible

Ivana Mladenović plays with vulnerability and narcissism in her sophomore feature  

20/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: The Tree House

Review: The Tree House

Vietnamese auteur Trương Minh Quý presents an elegiac musing on the value of images  

20/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: South Terminal

Review: South Terminal

Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche keeps things cryptic in this Kafkaesque tale of a country in meltdown, screening in competition at Locarno  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

Basil Da Cunha  • Director of O fim do mundo

Interview: Basil Da Cunha • Director of O fim do mundo

"I didn’t arrive in Reboleira thinking ‘I’m a director’. I was first accepted and respected as a person"

Swiss and Portuguese director Basil Da Cunha tells us about his latest film O fim do mundo, screened in competition at Locarno  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition