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Locarno 2017: Filmmakers Cattet and Forzani Talk LET THE CORPSES TAN

A few weeks ago the Locarno Festival held its 70th edition. Among the festivities, Let The Corpses Tan -- the third film by Belgian duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani -- had its world premiere on the majestic Piazza Grande....

Locarno 2017 Review: DRAGONFLY EYES Experiment Fabricates Narrative Out of Authentic Found Footage

The feature debut by Chinese artist Xu Bing, Dragonfly Eyes, carved out ot 10 000 of authentic and freely-circulated found footage possess equal degree of being disturbing as being fascinating contributing to the advancing aesthetics of post-humanism.

Locarno 2017 Review: 9 FINGERS Turns Noir into Expressionism, Delusional Ramblings Into Existential Poetry and Vice Versa

In an amalgam of different styles governed by punk's no holds barred attitude, French underground filmmaker manifests sensibility for the history of cinema and unlikely pairings

Locarno 2017 Review: MRS. FANG Waits for Death in Wang Bing's Contemplative, Uneasy Offering

The chronicler and filmmaker Wang Bing introduces yet another invaluable volume into the annals of contemporary Chinese society notwhistanding the great matter of death grasped with dignity albeit without compromising its importance.

Locarno 2017 Review: In WINTER BROTHERS, "Being Loved and Fucked" Is the Axiom

The feature-lenght and idiosyncratic debut by Icelandinc emerging talent Hlynur Pálmason probes the crevasses of male psyche in melancholic Nordic psychological drama

Locarno 2017 Awards: MRS. FANG, THE FIRST LAP, Isabelle Huppert

Unflinching Chinese documentary, lycanthropic fairy-tale for adults, female spin on Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde amongst awarded oeuvres

Locarno 2017 Review: METEORS Exhibits A Poetic Side of Docu-Fiction Hybrids

Turkish filmmaker Gürcan Keltek introduces his first feature-length film Meteors living a double life as a documentary and fiction film while preserving the urgency of its message in both instances

Locarno 2017 Review: SCARY MOTHER, A Fever Dream of Emancipation

A bold feature debut by emerging Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze putting an original yet bleak spin on the process of emancipation

Locarno 2017 Review: DAMNED SUMMER, Shoestring-Budget Filmmaking at Its Most Earnest

Emerging Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Cabeleira introduces his feature debut Damned Summer revolving around youth mired in hedonism, psychedelia and poor future prospects in an example of shoestring-budget filmmaking

Locarno 2017 Review: FREEDOM Examines Internal Dramas in a Raw Docu-Like Coating

Jan Speckenbach sophomore feature Freedom observes modern life, its complexities, ambiguities and a person´s tumultuous struggle with herself and himself with clinical realism and naturalistic visualism

The Feast of the Leopard: Locarno Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Upcoming edition of Locarno Film Festival will introduce the latest arthouse films from world cinema