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Locarno International Film Festival

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    Locarno Review: Lovely, Powerful Fine Art Tribute 'Museum Hours' Finds Jem Cohen Successfully Transitioning to Narrative Form

    To date, Jem Cohen has made intimate non-fiction diary films rooted in an attentiveness to atmosphere and riddled with small observations rendered in profound terms. While his new feature "Museum Hours" is technically his first narrative effort, with a pair of amateur performances and the ...

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    Locarno Review: Well-Intentioned Omnibus Doc 'Far From Afghanistan' Has Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

    The sprawling concept draws together the considerable talents of five established non-fiction filmmakers and several Afghan journalists for an essayistic exploration of the war's debilitating impact on both the local population and U.S. citizenry. It's also a far-reaching treatise against all acts o...

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    Locarno Review: With an Impressively Creepy Turn by Toby Jones, 'Berberian Sound Studio' Is an Enticing Audiovisual Enigma

    While the closest point of comparison for Strickland's eerie audiovisual thriller is Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation," its later scenes shift to Hitchcockian mode.

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    Roger Avary's First Post-Prison Interview: Where His Career Will Take Him Next

    "Incarceration didn't change me," he said after a long pause. "In many ways, incarceration galvanized me. The totality of the experience helped me."

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    Locarno Review: Why Athena Rachel Tsangari's 'The Capsule' Is More Than a Twisted Fashion Show

    Locarno Review: Why Athena Rachel Tsangari's 'The Capsule' Is More Than a Twisted Fashion Show

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    Locarno Review: Despite Cerebral Fixations, 'Lore' Is Still a Radical Take on the Holocaust Survivor Tale From a Nazi Perspective

    Remove the prologue from Australian director Cate Shortland's German-language drama "Lore," which follows the teen daughter (newbie Saskia Rosendahl) of an S.S. officer on the lam in the immediate aftermath of World War II, and it would have much in common with any number of mopey Holo...

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    Locarno Review: Piazza Opening Night Film 'The Sweeney' Pits Gruff Ray Winstone Against Tired Tough Cop Formula

    "The Sweeney" doggedly adheres to a familiar tune that could use some roughing up.

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    5 Movies To Watch at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival

    The Locarno Film Festival begins its 65th edition tonight with the world premiere of Nick Love's Ray Winstone crime vehicle "The Sweeney" at the famous outdoor Piazza Grande, which typically seats some 8,800 people. But while the Piazza has evolved into Locarno's most emblematic in...

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    More Important Than Cannes? Locarno Film Festival Is a Large Platform For Small American Movies

    As the Locarno Film Festival heads into its 65th year, its European presence remains as pronounced as ever. But the upcoming edition, which runs August 1 - 12, also contains an unusually large number of features from the U.S. Six American productions will screen in the international competition...

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    Indiewire Announces Eight College-Age Film Critics Selected to Participate in the Locarno Film Festival's Critics Academy

    Earlier this year, Indiewire announced a partnership with the Locarno Film Festival, the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to run a workshop for aspiring film critics. Now, we're even more delighted to announce their names.

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