The 70th Locarno Film Festival is coming to a close. For ten days, the compact city in Italian-speaking Switzerland has been transformed into a place of pilgrimage for film-lovers, actors and directors. Here are some of the highlights.
- Deutsch Leopard geht nach China, Schweizer enttäuschend
- Español Momentos del Festival de Cine de Locarno
- Português Locarno vibrou entre glamour, estrelas e emoções
- 中文 电影节上的精彩点滴
- Français Locarno a vibré entre glamour, étoiles et émotions
- عربي لوكارنو تتأرجح بين ألق الفن وبريق النجوم وتوارد المشاعر
- Pусский Незабываемые моменты Локарнского кинофестиваля
- 日本語 第７０回ロカルノ国際映画祭を写真で振り返る
- Italiano Istantanee dal Festival del film
Every day the international festival lures visitors into cinemas or the Piazza Grande, the heart of the festival. Every summer Switzerland and the world meet – whether it’s on screen or over drinks.
In this anniversary year several innovations have been introduced. Four new cinema halls were opened, three of which are in “PalaCinema”, a converted school with a total of 800 seats. The “GranRex”, formerly “Ex*Rex”, has also been renovated. Both cinemas plan to be open to the public for the other 355 days of the year.
The new section “Locarno Kids” is aimed at younger visitors, with films shown on two mornings, for example the animation Zombillenium.
The Locarno Film Festival was founded in 1946 and quickly established a reputation as a window for independent cinema. It has always offered a stage to some of the most popular actors in the world and helped well-known directors get their breakthrough.
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