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REPORT: Locarno 2019

Cineuropa is covering the 72nd Locarno Film Festival live with reviews, interviews, news...

REPORT: Locarno 2019
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

Review: Vitalina Varela

Review: Vitalina Varela

Pedro Costa returns to Locarno with his latest film, a sombre and uncompromising ode to a world that seems to fascinate him to the point of obsession  

19/08 | Locarno 2019 | Competition

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

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter  • Directors of Space Dogs

Interview: Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter • Directors of Space Dogs

“We wanted to find out what dogs think about our world”

Cineuropa met with Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter, the directors behind the most controversial title in the Locarno Film Festival, Space Dogs, to talk about looking down at the dogs and up to the stars  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present

Review: Here For Life

Review: Here For Life

Artists Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Adrian Jackson team up with ten Londoners to share tales of resistance against gentrification  

16/08 | Locarno 2019 | Filmmakers of the Present