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Locarno International Film Festival

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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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    How Japanese Movies Deal, and Don't, With the Legacy of Kamikaze Pilots

    Nearly 70 years after the end of World War II, Japan and its artists are still struggling to come to terms with it.

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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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    Japanese Zombies and Korean Factory Workers: Will the Asian Working Class Go to Heaven?

    New movies from the Locarno Film Festival show an Asian working class alienated from the fruits of their labor — and, in one case, from being alive.

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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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