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Each summer, Locarno becomes the world capital for arthouse films. From August 3 to 13, 2016, 34 French productions and coproductions and 10 short films will be screened on the banks of Lago Maggiore.

During this event, the Swiss commune will welcome fifty French artists and producers, who will come to present their films to the film-loving public, always curious for new encounters.

Six French films will be screened in the Piazza Grande, able to seat 8000 spectators: Moka by Frédéric Mermoud, Ceasefire by Emmanuel Courcol, Into the Forest by Gilles Marchand, Heaven Will Wait by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Endless Poetry (Endless Poetry) by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Vincent et la fin du monde by Christophe Van Rompaey.

Two films are competing for the Golden Leopard: The Young One by  Julien Samani and La Prunelle de mes yeux by Axelle Ropert.

Two other films are in Competition in the Cineasti del presente section:  Daydreams by Caroline Deruas and Still Life by Maud Alpi.

Seven short films are competing in the Pardi di domani strand: Au loin, Baltimore by Lola Quivoron, Tree House by Simon Guélat, Cilalos by Camile Restrepo, Iceberg by Mathieu Z’Graggen, Manodopera by Loukianos Moshonas, Que vive l’empereur by Aude Léa Rapin, and Rhapsody by Constance Meyer.

Locarno pays tribute to Jane Birkin by taking advantage of her presence, in La femme et le TGV by Timo von Gunten, a Swiss short film competing in the Pardi di domani: Concorso nazionale.  Screenings of Boxes by Jane Birkin and The Prodigal Daughter by Jacques Doillon will complete this homage.

Filmmaker, novelist, poet, and artist Alejandro Jodorowsky will receive a Pardo d’onore Swisscom during the 69th Locarno International Film Festival. As well as a selection of features chosen from his filmography and the award ceremony in the Piazza Grande, the Festival will propose a conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky open to the public.

Comedian Kate Moran is a member of the International Competition jury, while director Antonin Peretjatko is a member of the Concorso Cineasti del presente jury.

UniFrance will of course be present at Locarno, alongside French directors, actors, producers, and international sales agents.

The complete selection:

Piazza Grande

CEASEFIRE by Emmanuel Courcol, France, 2016

COMBOIO DE SAL E AÇUCAR by Licinio Azevedo, Portugal / Mozambique / France / South Africa / Brazil, 2016

INTO THE FOREST by Gilles Marchand, France / Sweden, 2016

I, DANIEL BLAKE by Ken Loach, Great Britain / France / Belgium, 2016

LE CIEL ATTENDRA by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, France, 2016

MOKA by Frédéric Mermoud, France / Switzerland, 2016

ENDLESS POETRY by Alejandro Jodorowsky, France / Chile, 2016

VINCENT AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Christophe Van Rompaey, France / Belgium, 2016

VOR DER MORGENRÖTE – STEFAN ZWEIG IN AMERIKA by Maria Schrader, Germany / France / Austria, 2016

Concorso internazionale

BANGKOK NITES by Katsuya Tomita, Japan / France / Thailand / Laos, 2016

DAO KHANONG (By the Time It Gets Dark) by Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand / Qatar / France / The Netherlands, 2016

GODLESS by Ralitza Petrova, Bulgaria / France, 2016

THE YOUNG ONE by Julien Samani, France / Portugal, 2016

LA PRUNELLE DE MES YEUX by Axelle Ropert, France, 2016

O ORNITÓLOGO by João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal / France / Brazil, 2016

Concorso Cineasti del presente

GORGE CŒUR VENTRE by Maud Alpi, France, 2016
L’INDOMPTÉE by Caroline Deruas, France, 2016

THE CHALLENGE by Yuri Ancarani, Italy / France / Switzerland, 2016

Pardi di domani

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PRINCESS X by Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal / France / Great Britain, 2016

AU LOIN, BALTIMORE by Lola Quivoron, France, 2016

THE TREE HOUSE by Simon Guélat, France, 2016
CILAOS by Camilo Restrepo, France, 2016

ICEBERG by Mathieu Z’Graggen, France, 2016

L ‘IMMENSE RETOUR by Manon Coubia, Belgium / France, 2016

LAS VÍSCERAS by Elena López Riera, Spain / France, 2016

MANODOPERA by Loukianos Moshonas, France / Greece, 2016

QUE VIVE L‘EMPEREUR by Aude Léa Rapin, France, 2016

RHAPSODY by Constance Meyer, France, 2015

THE HUNCHBACK by Ben Rivers and Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal / France, 2016

Fuori concorso

LES FAUSSES CONFIDENCES by Luc Bondy, France, 2016

UNE JEUNE FILLE DE 90 ANS by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Yann Coridian, France, 2016

WHERE IS ROCKY II? by Pierre Bismuth, France / Germany / Belgium / Italy, 2016
ZAINEB TAKRAHOU ETHELJ (Zaineb n’aime pas la neige) by Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisia / France / Qatar / Lebanon / United Arab Emirates, 2015

Histoire(s) du Cinéma

BOXES by Jane Brikin, France, 2007

GESCHICHTE DER NACHT by Clemens Klopfenstein, Switzerland / France / RFA, 1979
THE DANCE OF REALITY by Alejandro Jodorowsky, France / Chile, 2013

THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER by Jacques Doillon, France, 1981

LOST HIGHWAY by David Lynch, United States / France, 1996

ENDLESS POETRY de Alejandro Jodorowsky, France / Chile, 2016

I film delle giurie

EYES FIND EYES by Sean Price Willimans and Jean-Manuel Fernandez, France / United States, 2011

LA LOI DE LA JUNGLE by Antonin Peretjatko, France, 2016

LES RENCONTRES D’APRÈS MINUIT by Yann Gonzalez, France / Switzerland, 2013

SOY NERO by Rafi Pitts, Germany / France / Mexico, 2016

TA’ANG by Wang Bing, Hong-Kong / France, 2016

WOLF AND SHEEP by Shahrbanoo Sadat, Denmark / France / Sweden / Afghanistan, 2016 

Author : Caroline Aymar

Latest update : 04 August 2016 à 17:35 CEST

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Locarno Film Festival - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival