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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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    Meet the Locarno Critics Academy Class of 2013

    For the second year running, Indiewire, in conjunction with the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as well as new partner FRED Radio, is holding a Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival, giving nine young film writers a chance to cover one of the worl...

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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 FF: Interview with Carlo Chatrian

    I recently sat down with Carlo Chatrian, newly appointed artistic director of the Locarno International Film Festival at his office which is only blocks away from the strikingly picturesque Piazza Grande where the outdoor screen and 8,000 seats are now being set up.

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    Women Directed Films at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival

    The line up for the Locarno Film Festival was unveiled today, the first under new artistic director Carlo Chatrian. The festival runs from August 7-17th and has a diverse slate of films ranging from bigger studio pictures to smaller independent films.

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    Locarno International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off August 7

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival, kicking off August 7, has unveiled its lineup. Included in the fest's selections are Richard Curtis' time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's ("The Deep") "2 Guns," sta...

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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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