The Bird With The Crystal Plumage will be introduced by Dario Argento The Bird With The Crystal Plumage will be introduced by Dario Argento

This year's festival will see Mia Farrow, Juliette Binoche and Armin Mueller-Stahl pick up career achievement awards and there will be a special tribute to one of Italy’s iconic studios Titanus, founded by Gustavo Lombardo in 1904.

Among the guests for the Titanus retrospective will be Dario Argento, introducing his first feature film The Bird With The Crystal Plumage, actress and singer Rita Pavone, with Lina Wertmüller’s Non Stuzzicate La Zanzara, and Eleonora Brown, introducing Two Women and Amore Mio.

The festival will open with Luc Besson's Lucy on August 6 and run until August 18.

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Locarno Latest Reviews

The Iron Ministry
The Iron Ministry
A portrait of China, experienced through its vast and expanding railway.
Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey
Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey
Alice replaces a recently deceased mechanic onboard Fidelio, an old freighter, and sets off on a voyage of self-discovery.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Hundred-Foot Journey
An Indian family move to France and open a curry house across the road from a Michelin-starred restaurant.
To Life
To Life
Loosely based on the story of the director's mother who, years after being in Auschwitz decided to track down two women she had befriended in the camp.
Listen Up Philip
Listen Up Philip
An angry writer and his relationships.
The Princess of France
The Princess of France
A year after his father’s death, Victor returns to Buenos Aires in order to reconquer the life he was forced to abandon. He brings a new project with him for his former theater company: a radio-play of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost.
The Shelter
The Shelter
Documentary about winter in a emergency shelter for the homeless in Lausanne.
Marie's Story
Marie's Story
Biopic about a woman who was born deaf and blind.
Dancing Arabs
Dancing Arabs
A boy from an Arab Israeli city is sent to a prestigious Jerusalem boarding school.
The Fool
The Fool
A smalltown plumber takes on corrupt bureaucracy.
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Locarno Film Festival Features

Two's company
Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson talk about bonding and battling the elements for road trip comedy Land Ho!
Mia - still the will of the wisp
Locarno pays tribute to a child of the Sixties.
Close call for Melanie
Working Girl on Hollywood scripts, alcohol and nerves
Besson takes a bow in Locarno
Director of Lucy on Scarlett, female role models and being a mini mogul.

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Complete line-up unveiled for Swiss festival.
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