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    More Than 'Honey': Has the Swiss Documentary Renaissance Peaked?

    Imagine not only trying to do a documentary on beekeeping around the world, but also trying to fascinate audiences with that most uninviting of subject matters. The more cautious among us would surely walk away from such a daunting project. Yet in 2012, swiss director Marcus Imhoof bravely accepted ...

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    Short Term, Longwave: Coming of Age in Locarno

    Destin Cretton's Short Term 12 and Lionel Baier's Les Grandes Ondes (a L'ouest) (English title: Longwave), screened on the same day at the 66th Locarno Film Festival, underway right now. First glances may imply that the two share little in common, with the former an unflinching American indie drama ...

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    Corneliu's Comic Catharsis: 'When Evening Falls on Bucharest' Looks Back With Laughter

    "I've been formed by this limit." These words, spoken by the film director protagonist of Corneliu Porumboiu's When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism about his fondness for the time restrictions imposed by shooting on celluloid, could just as well describe the emergence in the last decade of ...

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    Meet the Locarno Critics Academy Class of 2013

    For the second year running, Indiewire, in conjunction with the Swiss Association of Film Journalists and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, as well as new partner FRED Radio, is holding a Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival, giving nine young film writers a chance to cover one of the worl...

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    Locarno FF: Interview with Carlo Chatrian

    I recently sat down with Carlo Chatrian, newly appointed artistic director of the Locarno International Film Festival at his office which is only blocks away from the strikingly picturesque Piazza Grande where the outdoor screen and 8,000 seats are now being set up.

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    Women Directed Films at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival

    The line up for the Locarno Film Festival was unveiled today, the first under new artistic director Carlo Chatrian. The festival runs from August 7-17th and has a diverse slate of films ranging from bigger studio pictures to smaller independent films.

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    Locarno International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off August 7

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival, kicking off August 7, has unveiled its lineup. Included in the fest's selections are Richard Curtis' time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's ("The Deep") "2 Guns," sta...

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    Werner Herzog to Receive Locarno Film Fest's Lifetime Achievement Award

    German director and voiceover enthusiast Werner Herzog will receive this year's Locarno International Film Festival's Pardo d'onore, the festival announced Wednesday.

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    College-Age Critics Wanted (Again): Indiewire Could Send You to Cover the Locarno Film Festival

    Our Locarno Critics Academy, done in conjunction with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is back for 2013.

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