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iW NEWS | Locarno Sets Fest Slate

iW NEWS | Locarno Sets Fest Slate

The complete lineup for the 60th Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland (August 1 – 11, 2007) has been announced. A total of 19 films will compete for the Golden Leopard at the event, including: Masahiro Kobayashi‘s “The Rebirth,” Noh Dong-seok‘s “Boys of Tomorrow,” Phillipe Ramos‘ “Capitaine Achab,” Bernard Emond‘s “Contre Toute Esperance,” Jim Threapleton‘s “Extraordinary Rendition,” Peter Payer‘s “Freigesprochen,” Ulrike von Ribbeck‘s “Fruher Oder Spater,” Fulvio Bernascni‘s “Fuori Dalle Corde,” Claudio Del Punta‘s “Haiti Cherie,” George Ratliff‘s “Joshua,” Jaime Marques‘ “Ladrones,” Sandra Gugliotta‘s “Las Vidas Posibles,” Roser Aguilar‘s “Lo Mejor de Mi,” Hakkar Amor‘s “La Maison Jaune,” Eugene Green, Pedro Costa and Harun Farocki‘s “Memories,” Jorge Cramez‘ “O Capacete Dourado,” Nae Caranfil‘s “Restful Tacere,” Anthony Hopkins‘ “Slipstream,” and Hiner Saleem‘s “Sous Les Toits de Paris.” The event will open with Fumihiko Sori‘s “Vexille” and includes nightly double bills at the outdoor Piazza Grande theater. Set for outdoor showings are Paul Greengrass‘ “Bourne Ultimatum,” Adam Shankman‘s “Hairspray,” Kenneth Bi‘s “The Drummer,” and, among others, “Flight of the Red Balloon” by Hou Hsiao-hsien, who will be honored with a special award at the festival. For more information, please visit the Locarno Film Festival website. [Eugene Hernandez]

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