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Black Light: a Retrospective Bringing black cinema to the fore

Retrospectives are always one of the highlights of Locarno Film Festival, and this year it rendered homage to black cinema.

72nd Locarno Film Festival The Grand Hotel Locarno – where it all began

Asleep for 15 years, the majestic Grande Albergo Locarno has briefly opened its doors to offer a glimpse of Festival history.

Golden Leopard Locarno Film Festival declared overwhelming success

The organisers of the Locarno Film Festival have declared the 72nd edition of the long-running event a complete success. Some 157,500 people ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 3:23 PM

Locarno Film Festival Vitalina Varela scoops Golden Leopard film award

“Vitalina Varela” by Portuguese director Pedro Costa won the Golden Leopard prize for the best movie at the Locarno Film Festival in southern ...

This content was published on August 17, 2019 6:07 PM

The highway to creativity Roundabouts showcase Swiss art

The centre of a village or a road leading into a town used to be marked with an old oak tree or stone boulder. Today in Switzerland this is often ...

Saint-Exupéry ‘Little Prince’ sketches found in Swiss house

A treasure trove of sketches from the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wrote The Little Prince, have been found in a house in Winterthur.

This content was published on August 15, 2019 4:58 PM

Contemporary art Thomas Hirschhorn’s sprawling monument to his Swiss hero

Why has Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn built a sprawling wooden art installation in honour of Biel writer Robert Walser outside a local train station?

Winegrowers’ festival Fête des Vignerons: see you in 20 years!

The Fête des Vignerons – Vevey’s once-in-a-generation winegrowers’ festival – ended on Sunday in spectacular style.

French film legend Alain Delon recovers in Switzerland after stroke

Legendary French actor Alain Delon is recovering in a Swiss clinic after suffering a stroke and a small brain haemorrhage several weeks ago.

This content was published on August 8, 2019 8:08 PM