Locarno Film Festival 2023

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5 Hectares (Director: fd)
Best Secret Place (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel; Writer: Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel; Stars: Aomi Muyock, Félix Maritaud, Vincent Macaigne, Vimala Pons, Nathalie Richard, Titus De Voogdt, Sania Halifa, Idir Azougli, Nadia Moussa, Alain Libolt, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Ibrahima Diop, Trustfall, Andrea Jankovics, Bitsu)
Within my walls, many people are taking a break. Waiting to live.
Bonjour La Lange (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Paul Vecchiali; Writer: Pascal Cervo, Paul Vecchiali; Stars: Pascal Cervo, Julien Lucq, Paul Vecchiali)
When his train stops at Draguignan station, Jean-Luc suddenly decides to get off and pay an impromptu visit to his father, who he hasn’t seen in more than six years.
Lovano Supreme (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Franco Maresco; Writer: Francesco Guttuso, Germano Maccioni, Franco Maresco; Stars: Joe Lovano)
Documentary about jazz musician Joe Lovano.
Mademoiselle Kenopsia (Country: Canada; Year: 2023; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Larissa Corriveau, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Olivier Aubin, Hinde Rabbaj)
Set on carrying out her task with dedication, a woman is obsessed with watching over anonymous interiors and occupying them. Both a custodian of the premises and a ghostly presence, she becomes an echo of how we relate to time, solitude and the melancholy of forsaken spaces.
Mimì – Prince of Darkness (Mimì – Il principe delle tenebre) (Country: Italy; Year: 2023; Director: Brando De Sica; Writer: Ugo Chiti, Brando De Sica, Irene Pollini Giolai; Stars: Domenico Cuomo, Sara Ciocca, Mimmo Borrelli, Giuseppe Brunetti, Abril Zamora)
Mimì is an orphaned teenager born with deformed feet who works at a pizzeria in Naples. One fateful day, he meets Carmilla, a young girl convinced she is a descendant of Count Dracula. Together, they decide to escape the cynical and violent world they live in.
Procida (Director: fd)
Ricardo And Painting (Ricardo et la Peinture) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2023; Director: Barbet Schroeder; Stars: Ricardo Cavallo)
Portrait of the life and work of Ricardo Cavallo.
She is Conann (Country: France; Year: 2023; Director: Bertrand Mandico)
Gender-flipped version of Conan The Barbarian.
Triggered (Topakk, Trigger) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2023; Director: Richard Somes; Stars: Arjo Atayde, Julia Montes, Sid Lucero, Kokoy De Santos)
A Special Forces operative suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is discharged from the army due to his extreme medical condition. Finding employment as a security guard his world is turned upside down when he finds himself embroiled in a different kind of urban war after a young woman seeks his protection from a corrupt police death squad working for one of the most brutal drug cartels.
We Barbarians (Nous Les Barbes) (Country: Luxembourg, France, Belgium; Year: 2023; Director: Bertrand Mandico; Writer: Bertrand Mandico; Stars: Nathalie Richard, Christophe Bier, Claire Duburcq)
On the set of a film in the making, four actresses take turns guiding us. They unknowingly drag us into their damnation.
What Remains (Country: China, Finland, UK; Year: 2022; Director: Ran Huang; Writer: Megan Everett-Skarsgard, Ran Huang; Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Gustaf Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård)
During the 1990s, at a Scandinavian psychiatric hospital, a man known as Mads Lake confessed to multiple murders and was convicted. However, the uneasy triumvirate of Mads, therapist Anna Rudebeck and policeman Soren Rank all have a vested interest in unearthing the truth, while a deepening co-dependency threatens to consume them all.

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