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64 articles available in total starting from 05/11/2020. Last article published on 24/08/2021.

Elene Naveriani  • Director of Wet Sand

Interview: Elene Naveriani • Director of Wet Sand

"Censorship, terror and silence won’t stop us"

The Georgian director’s drama recounts a love story between two men who are forced to hide for decades  

24/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Cineasti del Presente

Giovanni Cioni  • Director of From the Planet of the Humans

Interview: Giovanni Cioni • Director of From the Planet of the Humans

“What you can't tell with words, you can tell with the form”

The Italian filmmaker presented a suggestive essayistic documentary dealing with a colourful character  

18/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Out of Competition

Francesco Montagner  • Director of Brotherhood

Interview: Francesco Montagner • Director of Brotherhood

“I wanted to have something that came close to what we would call magical realism”

The Italian filmmaker’s documentary tells the story of three brothers and their relationship with their severe father  

18/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Cineasti del Presente

Review: Rampart

Review: Rampart

Marko Grba Singh's first feature is an intricate and often exhilarating auto-biographical documentary based on old home videos from the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia  

18/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Out of Competition

Review: A New Old Play

Review: A New Old Play

Qiu Jiongjiong’s Special Jury Prize winner demands commitment, but rewards it with, among other things, a playful take on the afterlife. The good news is, they have soup  

17/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Competition

Indonesia’s Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash walks away with Locarno’s Golden Leopard

Indonesia’s Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash walks away with Locarno’s Golden Leopard

The Swiss festival’s leopard roars back to life with a welcome dose of irony, awarding its main award to Edwin’s new work  

17/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Awards

Peter Brunner • Director of Luzifer

Interview: Peter Brunner • Director of Luzifer

“I wanted to show that there is a difference between spirituality, which raises questions, and religion, which, apparently, gives answers”

In his new film, the Austrian director seeks a dialogue with the devil himself  

13/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Competition

Review: Luzifer

Review: Luzifer

Based upon a true story, Austrian director Peter Brunner’s new feature film immerses itself in a world where mysticism and redemption are inextricably linked  

13/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Competition

Bonifacio Angius • Director of The Giants

Interview: Bonifacio Angius • Director of The Giants

The Giants is a declaration of love”

The Italian helmer’s thriller with western elements is taking part in Locarno’s international competition  

13/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Competition

Hannes Þór Halldòrsson • Director of Cop Secret

Interview: Hannes Þór Halldòrsson • Director of Cop Secret

“It's the kind of film I like to watch myself, so it's the genre I felt the most comfortable with”

This clever satire of an action film offers several layers of complexity and an intelligent way of dealing with important social issues  

13/08/2021 | Locarno 2021 | Competition

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