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    Kino Lorber Acquires 'La Sapienza,' Eugène Green's Ode to Italian Architecture

    "La Sapienza," which was one of our critic's favorite films at Locarno, has now been acquired for U.S. distribution.

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    Are Projectionists Dinosaurs in the Age of Digital Cinema?

    Once upon a time, film projectionists were stars. Between 1895 and 1897, people would pay in order to see the brand new technology that allowed moving images to be projected on a screen. But more than 100 years later, film projectionists are a dying breed. Indiewire spoke to projectionists at the re...

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    "Listen Up Philip" at the Locarno International Film Festival

    A discussion with writer/director Alex Ross Perry, stars Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Pryce, and cinematographer Sean Price Williams was held on 12 August 2014.

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    Susan Kouguell Interviews Joel Potrykus, Writer, Director, Editor and co-star of "Buzzard"

    Returning to the Locarno International Film Festival after winning for Best New Director in 2012 for his feature "Ape," Joel Potrykus and his Sob Noisse collaborators are receiving quite the buzz in the American independent film scene. I met with Joel Potrykus during the Festival to talk about his f...

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    How to Make a Documentary in North Korea Without Being Hassled

    Soon-Mi Yoo's feature debut, "Songs from the North," which aims to shed some light on the people of North Korea, was awarded the award for Best First Feature at the recent Locarno International Film Festival. Her very personal documentary essay stands out even in a festival as diverse and open to ex...

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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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    Conversation with Agnes Varda

    The Conversation with Agnes Varda moderated by film critic and historian Jean Michel Frodon took place at the Locarno International Film Festival on 12 August.

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    What Do Governments Owe Filmmakers? Young Swiss Filmmakers Demand Their Slice of The Funding Pie

    As the whole Swiss film industry gathered at the Locarno Film Festival, a group of young directors called for political changes, lobbying for more diversity in the national production and a designated funding tool for low-budget movies. Is it a reasonable demand?

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