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Locarno Film Festival Locks Down Full Lineup; 'Compliance,' ' Starlet' and 'Jack and Diane' in Competition

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire July 11, 2012 at 10:46AM

The 65th edition of the Locarno Film Festival has announced its full lineup, including the 19 features competing for the Pardo d'oro, 13 of which are screening as world premieres. Highlights in the main competition include Craig Zobel's Sundance shocker "Compliance," Bradley Rust Gray's lesbian werewolf drama "Jack and Diane," and Sean Baker's SXSW scorcher "Starlet." All three will be making their international premieres at the festival. One of the festival's most popular sections, the Piazza Grande sidebar that screens films in the open air, this year includes Leslye Headland's black comedy romp "Bachelorette" starring Kirsten Dunst, Steven Soderbergh's sleeper hit "Magic Mike," "Ruby Sparks" written by and starring Zoe Kazan, and Pablo Larrain's acclaimed Cannes hit "No" starring Gael Garcia Bernal. Below find the the Piazza Grande, Concorso Internazionale and Concorso Cineasti del presente lineups. Go here for additional ones. The festival runs August 1-11. Piazza Grande -- The film selection for the open air nights.
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The 65th edition of the Locarno Film Festival has announced its full lineup, including the 19 features competing for the Pardo d'oro, 13 of which are screening as world premieres.

Highlights in the main competition include Craig Zobel's Sundance shocker "Compliance," Bradley Rust Gray's lesbian werewolf drama "Jack and Diane," and Sean Baker's SXSW scorcher "Starlet." All three will be making their international premieres at the festival.

One of the festival's most popular sections, the Piazza Grande sidebar that screens films in the open air, this year includes Leslye Headland's black comedy romp "Bachelorette" starring Kirsten Dunst, Steven Soderbergh's sleeper hit "Magic Mike," "Ruby Sparks" written by and starring Zoe Kazan, and Pablo Larrain's acclaimed Cannes hit "No" starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Below find the the Piazza Grande, Concorso Internazionale and Concorso Cineasti del presente lineups. Go here for additional ones.

The festival runs August 1-11.

Piazza Grande -- The film selection for the open air nights.

BACHELORETTE by Leslye Headland
United States – 2011 – 91 min
with Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden
Production: BCDF pictures
World Sales: Elle Driver
Swiss distributor: Frenetic
International Premiere

BONJOUR TRISTESSE by Otto Preminger
United States – 1958 – 94 min
with Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jane Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
Production: Wheel Production
Retrospettiva Otto Preminger

CAMILLE REDOUBLE by Noémie Lvovsky
France – 2012 – 115 min
with Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Yolande Moreau, Michel Vuillermoz
Production: F comme Film
World Sales: Gaumont Distribution
Swiss distributor: Pathé Films  
International Premiere

DAS MISSENMASSAKER (The Swiss Miss Massacre) by Michael Steiner
Switzerland – 2012 – 95 min
with Meryl Valerie, Lisa Maria Bärenbold, Patrick Rapold, Mike Müller, Martin Rapold, Nadine Vinzens
Production: Kontra Produktion AG
Swiss distributor: Filmcoopi
World Premiere

LORE by Cate Shortland
Germany/Australia/United Kingdom – 2012 – 110 min
with Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
Production: Rohfilm, Porchlight Films, Edge of the City
World Sales: MFI - Memento Films International
Swiss distributor: Look Now!
International Premiere

Warner Bros. "Magic Mike"

MAGIC MIKE by Steven Soderbergh
United States – 2012 – 110 min
with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Alex Pettyfer
Production: Iron Horse Entertainment, Extension 765, Nick Wechsler Productions
World Sales: Filmnation
Swiss distributor: Ascot-Elite

MORE THAN HONEY by Markus Imhoof
Switzerland/Germany/Austria – 2012 – 91 min
Documentary
Production: Thelma Film AG, zero one Film, Allegro Film, Ormenis Film
Co-production: SRF
World Sales: Films Boutique
Swiss distributor: Frenetic
World Premiere - Closing Film

MOTORWAY by Soi Cheang
Hong Kong – 2012 – 90 min
with Anthony WONG, Shawn YUE, GUO Xiaodong  
Production: Milkyway Image
World Sales: Media Asia Distribution
European Premiere - Pardo alla carriera Johnnie To

NACHTLÄRM (Lullaby Ride) by Christoph Schaub
Switzerland/Germany – 2012 – 94 min
with Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich  
Production: T&C Film AG, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH
Co-production: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF / SRG SSR, ARD Degeto, Teleclub
World Sales: T&C Edition AG
Swiss distributor: Columbus Film
World Premiere

NO by Pablo Larraín
Chile/United States/Mexico – 2012 – 110 min
with Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegerz, Luis Gnecco
Production: Fabula, Participant Media, Canana
World Sales: Funny Balloons

QUELQUES HEURES DE PRINTEMPS by Stéphane Brizé
France – 2012 – 108 min
with Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hélène Vincent
Production: TS Productions
Co-production: ARTE France Cinéma, F comme Film
World Sales: Rezo Films
Swiss distributor: Xenix Films
World Premiere

RUBY SPARKS by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
United States – 2012 – 104 min
with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina
Production: Bona Fide Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures
World Sales: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
International Premiere

SIGHTSEERS by Ben Wheatley
United Kingdom – 2012 – 89 min
with Alice Lowe, Eileen Davis, Steve Oram, Monica Dolam
Production: Big Talk Pictures, Rook Films
World Sales: Protagonist Pictures
Tribute to Ben Wheatley

THE BLACK BALLOON by Josh and Benny Safdie
United States – 2012 – 21 min
with Larry Sloman, Eleonore Hendricks, Mustafa Bekiroglu, Kennon Bltut, William Skinner
Production: Spade Films, Red Bucket Films
International Premiere

Tribeca "While We Were Here"

THE SWEENEY by Nick Love
United Kingdom – 2012 – 90 min
with Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Paul Anderson
Production: Vertigo Films, Embargo Films
World Sales: Protagonist Pictures
World Premiere - Opening Film

WHILE WE WERE HERE by Kat Coiro
United States – 2012 – 83 min
with Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom
Production: 1821 Pictures
World Sales: Arclight Films
International Premiere

WRONG by Quentin Dupieux
France – 2012 – 94 min
with Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little
Production: Realitism Films, Rubber Films
World Sales: Kinology
Swiss distributor: Praesens
European Premiere

Magnolia Pictures "Compliance"

Concorso Internazionale -- The 19 feature films in competition for the Pardo d'oro.

A ÚLTIMA VEZ QUE VI MACAU (The Last Time I Saw Macao) by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
Portugal/France – 2012 – 85 min
with João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Cindy Crash
Production: Blackmaria
Co-production: Epicentre Films, Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains
World Sales: Films Boutique
World Premiere

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO by Peter Strickland
United Kingdom/Germany/Australia – 2012 – 89 min
with Tobey Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco
Production: Illuminations Films, Warp X Production
Co-production: Geissendoerfer Film- & Fernsehproduktion KG, Madman Entertainment Pty Limited, The Match Factory
World Sales: The Match Factory
International Premiere

COMPLIANCE by Craig Zobel
United States – 2012 – 90 min
with Ann Dowd, Matt Servito, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Phillipp Ettinger
Production: Bad Cop Film Production
Co-production: Dogfish Pictures and Muskat Filmed Properties
World Sales: Memento Films International
International Premiere

DER GLANZ DES TAGES (The Shine of Day) by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Austria – 2012 – 90 min
with Philipp Hochmair, Walter Saabel
Production: Vento Film
World Premiere

IMAGE PROBLEM by Simon Baumann and Andreas Pfiffner            
Switzerland – 2012 – 92 min
Documentary
Production: ton und bild GmbH
Co-production: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
World sales: ton und bild GmbH, guzo GmbH
Swiss distributor: Frenetic Films AG
First Feature - World Premiere

JACK AND DIANE by Bradley Rust Gray
United States – 2011 – 106 min
with Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, Kylie Minougue
Production: Deer Jen Films, Soandbrad
Co-production: Space Between, RCR Media Group   
World sales: Magnolia Pictures
International Premiere                                        

LA FILLE DE NULLE PART (The Girl from Nowhere) by Jean-Claude Brisseau
France – 2012 – 91 min
with Jean-Claude Brisseau, Virginie Legeay
Production: La Sorcière rouge
World Premiere

LEVIATHAN by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
United Kingdom/United States/France – 2012 – 83 min
Documentary
Production: Arrête Ton Cinéma
World Premiere

LOS MEJORES TEMAS (Greatest Hits) by Nicolás Pereda
Mexico/Canada/Netherlands – 2012 – 102 min
Production: Interior13 Cine
Co-production: Foprocine, Imcine
World Sales: Interior13 Cine
World Premiere

MOBILE HOME by François Pirot
Belgium/Luxembourg – 2012 – 95 min
with Arthur Dupond, Guillaume Gouix, Jackie Berroyer, Jean-Paul Bonnair, Eugénie Anselin
Production: Tarantula Belgique, Tarantula Luxembourg, Urban Factory
World Sales: Urban Distribution Int.
First Feature - World Premiere

MUSEUM HOURS by Jem Cohen
Austria/United States – 2012 – 107 min
with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits
Production: Little Magnet Films GmbH
Co-production: Gravity Hill Films, KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production GmbH
World Premiere

PADRONI DI CASA (The Landlords) by Edoardo Gabbriellini
Italy – 2012 – 90 min
with Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Gianni Morandi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Production: First Sun, Relief, Rai Cinema
World Premiere

PLAYBACK by Sho Miyake
Japan – 2012 – 113 min
with Jun Murakami, Kiyohiko Shibukava, Masaki Miura, Makiko Watanabe
Production: Decade
Co-production: Pigdom
First Feature - World Premiere

POLVO by Julio Hernández Cordón
Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany – 2012 – 80 min
with Agustin Ortíz Pérez, Eduardo Spiegeler, Alejandra Estrada, María Telón Soc
Production: Melindrosa films, Tic tac producciones
Co-production: Fabula, Autentika Films
World Premiere                                                

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME by Bob Byington
United States – 2011 – 76 min
with Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Marshall Bell
Production: Somebody The Movie LLC
International Premiere

Dree Hemingway in Sean Baker's "Starlet."

STARLET by Sean Baker
United States – 2012  – 104 min
with Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian
Production: Freestyle Picture Company, Mangusta Productions, Maybach Cunningham Films
World Sales: Rezo Films
International Premiere

THE END OF TIME by Peter Mettler
Switzerland/Canada – 2012 – 109 min
Documentary
Production: maximage GmbH, Grimthorpe Film Inc
Co-production: National Film Board of Canada, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, Arte G.E.I.E.
Swiss distributor: Look Now!
World Premiere

UNE ESTONIENNE A PARIS by Ilmar Raag
France/Estonia/Belgium – 2012 – 94 min
with Jeanne Moreau, Ita Ever, Fabrice Colson, Laine Mägi
Production: TS Productions
Co-production: Amrion, La parti production
World Sales: Pyramide International
World Premiere

WO HAI YOU HUA YAO SHUO (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang
South Korea – 2012 – 70 min
with Nai An, Kate Wen, Sun Ming
Production: Jeonju International Film Festival
World Sales: Jeonju International Film Festival
International Premiere
Concorso Cineasti -- The competition dedicated to the first and second features.

APE by Joel Potrykus
United States – 2012 – 86 min
with Joshua Burge, Gary Bosek, Teri Nelson, Benjamin Riley
Production: Sob Noisse Movies
First Feature - World Premiere

ARRAIANOS by Eloy Enciso
Spain – 2012 – 70 min
Production: Artika Films
Co-production: Zeitun Films
World Premiere

BOA SORTE, MEU AMOR (Good Luck, Sweetheart) by Daniel Aragão
Brazil – 2012 – 95 min
with Vinicius Zinn, Christiana Ubach, Rogerio Trindade, Jack Mugler, Carlo Mossy, Maeve Jinkings, Jr Black, Marku Ribas
Production: Orquestra Cinema Estudios
World Sales: Orquestra Cinema Estudios
First Feature - World Premiere

INORI by Pedro González-Rubio
Japan – 2012 – 72 min
with Sakae Hukui, Shigehumi Kotani, Tetsuo Yanase, Noriko Ikeo
Production: Nara International Film Festival
World Premiere

JI YI WANG ZHE WO (Memories Look At Me) by SONG Fang
China – 2012 – 87 min
With YE Yu-zhu, SONG Di-jin, SONG Fang, SONG Yuan
Production: Xstream Pictures
World Sales: Xstream Pictures
First Feature - World Premiere

LES GOUFFRES (The Sinkholes) by Antoine Barraud
France – 2012 – 65 min
with Nathalie Boutefeu, Mathieu Amalric, Marta Hoskins
Production: Les Films du Bélier
First Feature - World Premiere

LES MOUVEMENTS DU BASSIN (Hip Moves) by HPG
France – 2012 – 86 min
with Rachida Brakni, Eric Cantona, Joana Preiss, Marie D’Estrées, Jérôme Le Banner, HPG
Production: Capricci Films
Co-production: HPG Production
World Sales: Capricci Films
World Premiere

NOT IN TEL AVIV by Nony Geffen
Israel – 2012 – 82 min
with Nony Geffen, Romy Aboulafia, Yaara Pelzig, Tal Fridman, Anat Atzmon, Rotem Bar Or
Production: Laila Films
First Feature - World Premiere

ORLÉANS by Virgil Vernier
France – 2012 – 60 min
with Andréa Brusque, Julia  Auchynnikava
Production: Kazak Productions
First Feature - World Premiere

PEOPLE’S PARK by Libbie Dina Cohn and J.P. Sniadecki
United States/China – 2012 – 78 min
Documentary
Production: Libbie D. Cohn & J.P. Sniadecki
World Premiere

TECTONICS by Peter Bo Rappmund
United States – 2012 – 60 min
Documentary
International Premiere

TOWER by Kazik Radwanski
Canada – 2012 – 78 min
with Derek Bogart, Nicole Fairbairn
Production: Medium Density Fibreboard Films
First Feature - World Premiere

TUTTI GIÙ by Niccolò Castelli
Switzerland – 2012– 94 min
with Lara Gut, Yanick Cohades, Nicola Perot, Nicole Lechmann, Elena Aglaja Amadò, Yari Copt, Kevin Blaser
Production: Imagofilm Lugano
Co-production: RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
Swiss distributor: Frenetic Films AG
First Feature - World Premiere

VAKANSI YANG JANGGAL DAN PENYAKIT LAINNYA (Peculiar Vacation and Other Illnesses) by Yosep Anggi Noen
Indonesia – 2012 – 90 min
with Christy Mahanani, Joned Suryatmoko, Muhammad Abe Baasyin
Production: Limaenam Films
Co-Production: Tembi Rumah Budaya
First Feature - World Premiere

WINTER, GO AWAY by Various artists
Russia – 2012 – 79 min
Collective Documentary under the Artistic Supervision of Marina Razbezhkina
Production: Marina Razbezhkina Studio
First Feature - International Premiere

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