Swiss cinema well represented in Locarno
by Winnie Covo
- Eight Swiss feature films and two short movies celebrate their world premieres at the 66th Locarno Film Festival
Eight Swiss feature films and two short movies celebrate their world premieres at the 66th Locarno Film Festival. With the comedy Les grandes ondes [+see also:
interview: Lionel Baier
film profile] by Lionel Baier and the documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron about the politician of the Democratic Union of the Centre (UDC) Christoph Blocher, two popular films are on the programme of the Piazza Grande.
Three Swiss films were also selected for the main competition: the new fiction feature film Mary, Queen Of Scots by Thomas Imbach, the documentary Tableau noir by Yves Yersin, and the Swiss-Italian coproduction Sangue by Italian author and director Pippo Delbono.
L’harmonie by Swiss-French director Blaise Harrison will compete in the “Filmmakers of the Present” section. Four other Swiss films are also scheduled out of competition in this section, including the new films by Lorenz Merz, Cherry Pie, and Benny Jaberg, The Green Serpent. The documentary Watermarks by Luc Schaedler will premiere globally as part of the Critics’ Week.
The two restored documentaries by Alexander J. Seiler, Ludwig Hohl and Palaver, Palaver, will be screened in the section «Histoire(s) du Cinéma».
The section «Appellations Suisse», which has been the responsibility of Swiss Films for the past ten years, will present, amongst others, the productions that were this year’s highlight: the documentary Karma Shadub by Ramòn Giger and Jan Gassmann, the animated documentary La nuit de l’ours by Frédéric and Samuel Guillaume and the documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction by Sophie Huber.
(Translated from French)
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