With a new director at the helm, the Locarno Film Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. Its line-up this year consists almost entirely of world premieres and it also has a George Cukor retrospective that will be introduced by Jacqueline Bisset, plus a tribute to Werner Herzog, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award there.


The festival runs from August 7 - 17.

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Locarno Latest Reviews

When Evening Falls On Bucharest, Or Metabolism
When Evening Falls On Bucharest, Or Metabolism
A director and his leading actress converse off set about the difficulty of capturing reality.
What Now? Remind Me
What Now? Remind Me
The director muses on 20 years of life with HIV.
The Dirties
The Dirties
Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.
Coast Of Death
Coast Of Death
Documentary about an area of Galicia considered to be the end of the world by the Romans.
Exhibition
Exhibition
Examination of the relationship between a middle-aged couple who are planning a move.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Blue Ruin
Blue Ruin
Unexpected news transforms an easy-going vagrant into a man bent on revenge.
Gloria
Gloria
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
About Time
About Time
A young man who discovers he can travel in time decides to use it to try and get a girlfriend.
2 Guns
2 Guns
Mismatched buddies make a lot of enemies after problems with a heist.
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Locarno Film Festival Features

Architecture of love
Joanna Hogg talks about making her third film Exhibition.
The real deal
Paulina García on playing Gloria
Always the femme fatale
Jaqueline Bisset on sparring with George Cukor - and being honoured in Locarno.
Surviving on star quality
Faye Dunaway on ageist attitudes, inequality and stage roots.
Wild and wet in Locarno
First shots fired from 2 Guns at Swiss festival
Locarno line-up announced
Carlo Chatrian announces debut festival of 'contradictions'

Locarno Film Festival News

Locarno in love with Casanova
Spanish film Story Of My Death scores festival first.
Locarno gets fired up by the Wicker Man's Final Cut
Film will be part of tribute to Christopher Lee.
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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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