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Locarno 2019 / Piazza Grande

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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

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Vitalina Varela comes out of the darkness to win the prestigious Golden Leopard at Locarno

Perhaps not so unexpectedly, the rigour and tenacity of Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa seduced the jury of the International Competition  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition/Filmmakers of the Present/Signs of Life/Piazza Grande/Moving Ahead/Awards

Review: Adoration

Review: Adoration

Fabrice du Welz concludes his Ardennes-based trilogy with the tale of two innocent and pure-hearted youngsters, Paul and Gloria, as they make a break for freedom  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

Interview: Fabrice du Welz • Director of Adoration

"I’m an intuitive filmmaker. I work like a primitive, in the moment”

Cineuropa met up with Fabrice du Welz, on the occasion of the world premiere of his new film, Adoration, on the Piazza Grande in Locarno  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: The Nest

Review: The Nest

The new film from Roberto De Feo is an homage to Italian horror cinema and offers interesting ideas, but the weakness of the script jeopardizes its potential  

15/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Roberto De Feo  • Director of The Nest

Interview: Roberto De Feo • Director of The Nest

“I wanted to tell the tale of a world cut adrift, using as a metaphor the story of a family living in a place outside of time”

Cineuropa met with Roberto De Feo, the director of horror flick The Nest, which is competing in Locarno’s Piazza Grande  

15/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: Days of the Bagnold Summer

Review: Days of the Bagnold Summer

Simon Bird stays on the right side of whimsy in his winning adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel  

14/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: Instinct

Review: Instinct

For her first feature film, Dutch director Halina Reijn delves into the perilous grey zone which separates fantasy from reality  

12/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: Notre Dame

Review: Notre Dame

The sixth film from Valérie Donzelli is a refreshing comedy in pastel tones that allows us to laugh at human imperfections  

12/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

Review: 7500

Review: 7500

German filmmaker Patrick Vollrath makes his feature film directorial debut with a courageous work starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt  

12/08 | Locarno 2019 | Piazza Grande

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