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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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"Bachelorette"
"Bachelorette"

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

"Magic Mike"
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

"While We Were Here"
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

This article is related to: Locarno International Film Festival