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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Filled With Heavy Drinking and Soul-Searching, Hong Sang-soo's Bittersweet Dramedy 'Our Sunhi' Is an Ideal Entry Point to the Director's Work

    There are many variations on the Hong formula. In the past five years, he has completed eight features, including two that have premiered this year alone: Following the Berlin Film Festival entry "Nobody's Daughter Haewon," Hong has unveiled "Our Sunhi," his most enjoyable work since "In Another Cou...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Free Love Commune Chatter and Heavy Metal Define Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's Lyrically High-Minded 'A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness'

    There's nothing remotely like a story in "A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness," experimental directors Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's patient, lyrical three-act look at a quiet man's journey through three different phases in life, but it's littered with big ideas. Rivers and Russell have toured together ...

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    Faye Dunaway Explains the Delay On Her Directorial Debut 'Master Class' At the Locarno Film Festival

    Early last year, Dunaway acknowledged that shooting was currently underway on Twitter, sharing photos from the set and singing the praises of her son Liam Dunaway O'Neill and Danielle de Niese, calling their performances "electric." Then came radio silence: While IMDb and Wikipedia both suggest the ...

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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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