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Locarno International Film Festival

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    From 'Modern Times' to 'The Iron Ministry': Learning to Love the Machine

    Charlie Chaplin bemoaned humanity ground down inside the machine, but on China's railways, we're just along for the ride.

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    'The Iron Ministry' and 'Horse Money': Of Non-Places and Men

    New movies from Pedro Costa and J.P. Sniadecki find themselves everywhere and nowhere.

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    Found Footage Films Use Cinema's History to Uncover Its Future

    Movies like "Songs From the North" and "The Tony Longo Trilogy" create new images without shooting a frame.

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    How Italy's Oldest Film Company Helped Redefine Women's Roles

    Italy’s oldest production company, Titanus, gets a comprehensive retrospective at Locarno.

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    Is It Time to Let Go of the French New Wave?

    As the Nouvelle Vague tag has grown to encompass filmmakers who weren't originally part of it, does it stop us from seeing their new films on their own terms?

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    Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Short Films at Festivals

    At the premiere of this year's short film slate (dubbed the "Pardi di domain") at the recent Locarno Film Festival, head programmer Alessandro Marcionni explained that the mission statement of Locarno's short film finalists is to "identify and highlight new talent." Often thought to be the realm of ...

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    "Perfidia" - The Only Italian Film Selected for Competition at the Locarno Film Festival

    During the Locarno Film Festival I sat down with "Perfidia" writer/director Bonifacio Angius, star Stefano Deffenu, and Sardinia Film Commissioner Nevina Satta. "Perfidia" is the sole Italian film in competition at the Locarno Film Festival where it just had its world premiere.

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    Conversation with Giancarlo Giannini

    Giancarlo Giannini was honored with the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on 13 August at the Locarno International Film Festival. The Conversation took place the following afternoon.

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    In the Balkans, Female Filmmakers Are Finally Finding a Voice

    The stories most appealing to foreign audiences are the alternatives to the perceived nationalism and sexism of cinema in the former Yugoslav countries.

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    'Clouds of Sils Maria' and 'Cure: The Life of Another' Reveal Where the Bechdel Test Comes Up Short

    Both movies easily get a passing grade from the famed feminist metric, but only one features meaningful interaction between women.

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