Locarno 70 Film Festival
Aug 2–12, 2017

 

The Locarno Festival for its 70th edition in Switzerland is the home of The Piazza Grande which is one of the world’s largest open-air screening venues seating 8,000 spectators.

Under the artistic direction of Carlo Chatrian and the primary Selection Committee which includes Mark Peranson, Head of Programming, Lorenzo Esposito, Sergio Fant, and Aurélie Godet, the festival beings tomorrow with a 10-day program packed with screenings and other activities.

 

© Anton Vidokle Kazakhstan

 

Here is a sample listing of some screenings:

Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism / Director Anton Vidokle Kazakhstan

Today the Russian philosophy known as Cosmism has been all but forgotten, but its utopian tenets inspired many key Soviet thinkers. In his three-part film project, artist Anton Vidokle returns to the foundations of Cosmist thought in the writings of philosophers and poets. His restless camera searches for traces of Cosmist influence in the remains of Soviet-era art and architecture, moving from the steppes of Kazakhstan to the museums of Moscow. Music by John Cale and Éliane Radigue accompanies these haunting images, conjuring up the yearning for connectedness, social equality, and immortality at the heart of Cosmist thought. [inrussia.com]

August 7, 2 pm / PalaVideo (non-competition / Art Basel)

 

© Sparring / Director Samuel Jouy

 

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon to Mathieu Kassovitz:
Sparring / Director Samuel Jouy
August 8, 9:30 pm / Piazza Grande

Un Héros Très Discret / Director Jacques Audiard
August 4, 7 pm / La Sala

Cinema History Series: Hommage to Nastassja Kinski:
Paris, Texas / Director Wim Wenders
August 12, 2:00 pm /  PalaVideo

Wonderstruck / Director Todd Haynes
August 9, 4:15 pm / PalaCinema Sala 1

Poison / Introduced by director Todd Haynes
August 10, 4:00 pm / GranRex

 

© Atomic Blonde / Director David Leitch

 

And just to round out the blockbuster everyone is talking about:
Atomic Blonde / Director David Leitch
Prefaced as featuring scenes that “could shock the sensitivity of some viewers”…
August 11, 9:30 pm / Piazza Grande

Other notable programs include:

Young Filmmakers Training in Switzerland and Italy, Part I & II
August 3, 10 am / PalaCinema Leopard Club
August 3, 2 pm / PalaCinema Sala 1

Leopard Club Award Conversation with Adrien Brody Moderated by Carlo Chatrian
August 5, 10:30 am / Spazio Cinema

Jacques Tourneur Retrospective Round Table With Serge Bozon, Jean Douchet, Chris Fujiwara, Fernando Ganzo, Miguel Marías, Marcos Uzal Moderated by Rinaldo Censi, Roberto Turigliatto
August 7, 10.00 am / Spazio Cinema

Additional offerings include Filmmakers Academy’s New Women Filmmakers screenings, Series 1, 2 and 3. Shorts by new talents that will mark tomorrow’s cinema.
August 7, 8, and 9, 7 pm, respectively / Rialto 2

 

The Locarno Festival / 70th Edition
August 2–12, 2017 / Locarno, Switzerland
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ARTPIL / Prescription .100
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"As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away. Too imperceptible at last to seem like Perfidy. A Quietness distilled...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .101
secretly wishing for rain
"The sun shines high above. The sounds of laughter. The birds swoop down upon the crosses of old grey...
+
Museum Motus Mori
Sep 13 – Oct 27, 2019
Body parts are isolated, mechanically brought into motion, the hips tilted, the leg lifted, driven across the space where...
+
Andrei Tarkovsky / The Exhibition
Sep 14 – Dec 6, 2019
The masterpieces of Andrei Tarkovsky weave together dreams and memories, past and present. The painterly beauty of his images...
+
London Design Festival
September 14–22, 2019
The annual citywide event brings together a global community of designers, artists, architects and the creative industries with a...
+
Visionary Color / Ernst Haas
Sep 6 – Nov 9 2019
Taken between 1952 and 1981, the photographs of Ernst Haas presented on display show an ambiguity bordering on the...
+
Twilight Zone
Sep 7, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between...
+
Subjects of Life
Photography Mudam Collection
This selection encourages a reflection on the medium through questions of representation and the effects of the image on...
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .100
Escape Into the Beautiful
"As imperceptibly as Grief the Summer lapsed away. Too imperceptible at last to seem like Perfidy. A Quietness distilled...
+