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    Award-winning Cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger Speaks to Locarno Summer Academy Students

    Since 1996, award-winning cinematographer, filmmaker, screenwriter and editor, Peter Zeitlinger, has worked with Werner Herzog as his director of photography on many films, including Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man, Into the Abyss, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Bad Lieutena...

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    German director Werner Herzog was awarded the Pardo d’onore Swisscom

    German director, screenwriter, producer and actor Werner Herzog was awarded the Pardo d'onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival on the Piazza Grande on 16 August. In addition to the screenings of his films during the Festival, Herzog conducted a Master Class hosted by Gr...

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    Interview with Gudula Meinzolt, VISIONS DU REEL Festival International du Cinema Nyon, Switzerland, Doc Outlook-International Market, April 25 – May 3, 2014

    Interview with Gudula Meinzolt, VISIONS DU REEL Festival International du Cinema Nyon, Switzerland, Doc Outlook-International Market, April 25 – May 3, 2014

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    The Critics Academy Compendium: All the 2013 Locarno Coverage

    A handy collection of all the Critics Academy work that has been featured on Criticwire and the Film Society of Lincoln Center blog.

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    Richard Curtis' 'About Time'

    In the 'Notting Hill' auteur's time-traveling rom-com, the romance fizzles but father-son tenderness hits home.

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    'The Dirties' Approaches School Shootings as Black Comedy

    When it comes to discussions about violence in schools, Matt Johnson's debut feature may be an easier entry point for teens than other arthouse offerings.

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    Did Locarno's French Films Use Scenery as a Crutch?

    At this year's Locarno Film Festival, French stories became more about showcasing backdrops than certain directors' vision.

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    In 'Shivers' and 'What Now? Remind Me,' Mortality and the Prison of the Mind

    A daring and undaunted film has been awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival this past weekend: it is Joaquim Pinto's new film E Agora? Lembra-me ("What Now? Remind Me"). When I first watched it at the beginning of the festival, I left the screening room in a haze, the film was s...

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    Among Locarno's Short Films, Vodka and Sorcerers

    One of the best films I saw at Locarno Film Festival this year was a mere 20 minutes long. Part of the Fuori concorso Shorts section, The Green Serpent: Of Vodka, Men and Distilled Dreams (a Swiss-Russian co-production) documents the merits and demerits that vodka holds for three Russian men -- acto...

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