Tag: locarno2021

Locarno 2021 Review: SOUL OF A BEAST, High Octane Coming-of-Age Fable

Swiss filmmaker Lorenz Merz gives an intoxicating, primal spin to a coming-of-age story.

Locarno 2021 Review: GERDA, Social Realism Meets Fairy Tale in Russian Drama

Filmmaker Natalya Kudryashova finds spirituality in the harsh reality of modern-day Russia.

Locarno 2021 Review: THE SACRED SPIRIT, A Spanish Quirky Tragicomedy with a Greek New Wave Flavor

One of the standouts of this year's Locarno Film Festival comes from a Spanish newcomer who delivered a disturbing deadpan comedy doubling as a offbeat love letter to his hometown.

Locarno 2021 Review: LUZIFER Rising in Oedipal Horror, Veiled as Lyrical Drama of Atonement

Christian dogmas intertwine with pagan mysticism in Peter Brunner's lyrical horror on the awakening of a man-made evil.

Locarno 2021 Review: COP SECRET, Fast-Paced Nordic Cop Action Spoof With Progressive Bent

Hannes Þór Halldórsson, a football goalkeeper who plays for Valur Reykjavík and the Iceland national team, world premiered his feature-length directing debut Cop Secret in the Locarno Film Festival's international competition. Halldórsson shot a genre spoof with a progressive bent...

Locarno 2021 Review: HEAVENS ABOVE, Serbian Nihilistic Comedy of Sinning, Capitalism

Serbian director Srdjan Dragojevic satirizes capitalism through religion in a dark comedy with a surreal kick.

Locarno 2021 Review: ZEROS AND ONES, Abel Ferrara Destroys Vatican, Spy Thrillers in Perplexing Pandemic Film

Ethan Hawke stars in Abel Ferrara's puzzling punk spy thriller.

Locarno 2021: MAD GOD Teaser From Phil Tippett

Mad God is complete! Mad God is complete! Why aren't you jumping up and down with me right now? We first wrote about Mad God in 2017, but the roots of the film date back much further. Filmmaker and creature...

Locarno 2021 Preview: Auteur Cinema Meets Genre-Bending Oeuvres

Abel Ferrara, Shawn Levy, Gaspar NoƩ and Bertrand Mandico to unveil their latest films at the Swiss film festival.