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    Locarno REVIEW | Despite Fix to Formula, Comic Misadventure "Headhunters" Recalls "The Fugitive"

    The heroes of great crime stories generally come equipped with extreme inferiority complexes. If there's a list ranking those wily characters, then Roger Brown, the daring art thief anti-hero of Morten Tyldum's widely enjoyable Norwegian action-comedy "Headhunters," belongs somewhere in the pantheon...

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    LOCARNO INTERVIEW | Joe Cornish on "Attack the Block" vs. "Cowboys and Aliens"

    Joe Cornish has been busy lately. In March, the British comedian-turned-filmmaker premiered his directorial debut, "Attack the Block," at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Sony Screen Gems released it last weekend in North America, but Cornish's work continues. This weekend, he journeyed to Loca...

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    Mia Hansen-Love's Smart "Goodbye First Love" Critiques the Clichés of Teen Romance

    Director Mia Hansen-Love is only 30 years old, but her three films already contain textures sharply attuned to the experiences of a long life. This may have something to do with her close kinship to Olivier Assayas, who cast her in "Late August, Early September" as well as "Les d...

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    Locarno Sets Slate For 64th Edition

    The Festival del film Locarno has set the full slate for its 64th edition, which takes place August 3-13, 2011 in Locarno, Switzerland. Major American titles like Jon Favreau's "Cowboys and Aliens," Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," Kevin Smith's "Red State," J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" and Will Gluck's "F...

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    Film Movement Acquires French Romanctic Comedy "Queen of Hearts"

    Film Movement acquired North American distribution rights to the directorial debut of French actress Valerie Donzelli, the romantic comedy "Queen of Hearts."

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    Locarno Locks Down Two Early Titles: Mia Hansen-Love's Latest & Debut Feature from De Serio Twins

    The 64th Locarno International Film Festival today revealed the first two titles in its International Competition: Mia Hansen-Løve's "Un amour de jeunesse," and Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio's "Sette opere di misericordia."

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    Under New Guidance, Locarno Dashes Through Busy 63rd Year

    Olivier Père left no doubt about his roots when he left his position as the artistic director of Directors' Fortnight at Cannes to hold the same job at the Locarno Film Festival this year. A montage of notable filmmakers whose early works premiered in Locarno played for about a minute before each co...

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    "Winter Vacation" Wins Top Prize at Locarno Fest

    Chinese director Li Hongqi took home the Pardo d'oro, or Golden Leopard, for his film, "Han Jia" (Winter Vacation), closing out the 63rd Locarno Film Festival. French/Romanian/Hungarian production "Morgen" by Marian Crisan received a Special Jury Prize, while Denis Côté was named Best Director for h...

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    Locarno Review | Singing Serbian Depression: "White White World"

    In the Serbian drama "White White World: The Miner's Opera" ("Beli Beli Svet"), the characters sing, but never dance. Formulated as a modern day Greek tragedy set in the decrepit southeastern mining town Bor, the movie follows a close group of alienated locals through misguided love affairs and othe...

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    Daniel Cockburn's Enigmatic "You Are Here" Is "Inception" With More Puzzles

    A man trapped in a room answers questions in Chinese without comprehending the language. Confused pedestrians wander the city streets, taking meaningless orders from a control center that guides their movements. A child tells the story of a mad scientist whose ubiquitous computer-eye threatens ...

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