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The Swiss-Italian festival with a passion for auteur cinema returns for its 69th edition. It will open with zombie thriller The Girl With All Th Gifts, showing outdoors in the Piazza Grandeto an audience of thousands, and will feature retrospectives dedicated to the work of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Abbas Kiarostami.
The festival runs from the August 3-13.
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Locarno Latest Reviews
Biographical tale of the director's own youth.
A railway worker finds a large amount of money on the line and duly hands it over to the authorities, who give him a watch, which stops working.
A young cleaning women, suddenly unemployed, is willing to do anything to fulfil her dream of owning her own hairdressing salon.
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
A scientist and a child make a bid for survival in a world of zombies.
Bourne tries to uncover the secrets from his past.
A carpenter suffering from ill health and a young single mum find themselves facing a wall of welfare bureacracy.
Locarno Film Festival Features
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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