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06 July 2022 à 14:47

Two French filmmakers in Competition at the 75th Locarno Film Festival

The new films by Patricia Mazuy and Sylvie Verheyde will be presented in Competition at the 75th Locarno Film Festival (which will take place from August 3 through 13), among the thirty or so French titles – including minority-French productions and short films – presented during this edition, most of them world premieres. Costa-Gavras will also receive the Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno. This lifetime achievement award pays tribute to a personality "whose artistic contributions have redefined cinema and the collective imagination."

Sylvie Verheyde (Stella in Love) and Patricia Mazuy (Bowling Saturne) will hence represent French cinema in Competition at the 75th edition of the prestigious Locarno Film Festival. This is a return to the Swiss festival for Patricia Mazuy after she won the Bronze Leopard there in 1993 for Travolta and Me.

The latest films by Jean Paul Civeyrac (A Woman) and Blandine Lenoir (Angry Annie) will be honored in the Piazza Grande, Locarno's prestigious screening venue.

The Concorso Cineasti del presente competitive strand will feature two French debut titles:  Astrakan by David Depesseville, and Littles Ones by Julie Lerat-Gersant. The documentary Le Fleuve n'est pas une frontière by Alassane Diago, a majority-French coproduction, has been selected for Semaine de la critique.

In terms of short films, a dozen French productions will be screened in the Pardi di domani competitive sections (Concorso internazionale, Concorso nazionale, and Concorso Corti d'autori: Castells by Blanca Camell Gali, L'Enfant au diamant by Pierre-Edouard Dumora, L'Ombre des papillons by Sofia El Khyari, Euridice, Euridice by Lora Mure-Ravaud, Fairplay by Zoel Aeschbacher, Big Bang by Carlos Segundo, Chant pour la ville enfouie by Nicolas Klotz and Élisabeth Perceval, Il faut regarder le feu brûler dedans by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel, Poitiers by Jérôme Reybaud, and Rien ne sera plus comme avant by Elina Löwensohn.

We also note that the film director Alain Guiraudie will be a member of the Concorso Internazionale Jury and that the producer Madeline Robert will be among the First Feature Jury members.

Unifrance at Locarno

On Friday, August 5, Unifrance will host a cocktail reception in honor of French cinema, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Switzerland and French film delegations attending the festival (by invitation only).

In addition, in its desire to support the international outreach of emerging French producers, Unifrance has entered into a new partnership with the festival, and will allow three member companies to participe in the Match Me! programe.
The names of the selected companies will be announced on July 18.

French cinema at the 75th Locarno Film Festival

Concorso internazionale

Fuori concorso

Piazza Grande

Cineasti del presente

Histoire(s) du cinéma

Locarno Kids

Semaine de la Critique

Panorama Suisse

The full selection can be found here

Author : Communications

Latest update : 26 July 2022 à 14:47 CEST

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Locarno Film Festival - 2022

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