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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Romanian Cinema In Its Purest Form With 'Police Adjective' Director Corneliu Porumboiu's Self-Reflexive 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism'

    Anyone following trends in world cinema over the past decade has noticed the emerging stylistic tendencies of the Romanian New Wave, which gained a boost of publicity in 2008 with the acclaimed "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," one of several Romanian films to show a penchant for long takes and real t...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: How Joaquim Pinto's 'What Now? Remind Me' Turns a Three Hour Portrait of Living With AIDS Into Cinematic Art

    The first image of "What Now? Remind Me," Portuguese film industry veteran Joaquim Pinto's 164-minute portrait of his one-year experience taking experimental medication for AIDS and Hepititus-C, sets the tone perfectly: In a lush extreme close-up, a grey slug oozes across the screen, its pores magni...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: A Peruvian Lawman Loses His Voice and Takes Revenge In Daniel and Diego Vidal's 'The Mute'

    Peruvian directors Daniel and Diego Vidal's debut feature "October" was a minor hit on the festival circuit in 2011 that was noteworthy for its unique application of deadpan comedy to the unlikely backdrop of lower class world of loan sharks and prostitutes. The sibling filmmakers' followup similarl...

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    Why The Locarno Film Festival, With A New Boss, Maintains A Unique Presence In the Industry

    Over the past four years, the Locarno Film Festival rapidly increased its global profile in the film festival world for good reason: The program, organized by former Cannes Directors Fortnight head Olivier Pére, appealed to distinct cinephile tastes even while courting an active European marketplace...

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    Locarno Film Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

    The Locarno Film Festival unveiled its lineup today, marking the first edition programmed under leadership of new artistic director Carlo Chatrian. The program includes a 20-film international competition, 18 of which are world premieres.

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    Indiewire Selects Nine College-Age Film Critics to Participate in the 2013 Locarno Critics Academy

    Our participants hail from eight different countries and educational backgrounds. Their interests range from classic Hollywood cinema to recent hits from the film festival circuit and bigger releases, ensuring that readers can expect an incredibly varied take on this year's Locarno program.

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    Attention College-Age Film Critics: Indiewire, Locarno Film Festival and Film Society of Lincoln Center Could Send You to Switzerland (Again)

    This summer, we're again partnering with the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to organize a workshop for promising critics from around the world. We're opening the call for applications today.

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    Check Out the New Poster for 'Tower,' One of Indiewire's Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2012

    Canadian writer-director Kazik Radwanski's debut film, "Tower," one of our Top 10 Undistributed Films of 2012, has just released a new poster. The film had its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and its Canadian premiere at TIFF. "Tower," starring newcomer Derek...

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    Locarno Film Festival to Show Complete George Cukor Retrospective at 2013 Fest

    “My Fair Lady” director George Cukor has been selected as the subject of the Locarno International Film Festival’s 2013 retrospective. In addition, fest organizers have solidified the selection committee for the 66th annual Locarno event, which runs August 7-17 next year.

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