The Locarno Film Festival (August 1 -11) has chosen to dedicate their annual retrospective this year to Otto Preminger, the Austrian three-time Oscar nominated director best known for his classics "Anatomy of a Murder," "Exodus," "The Cardinal" and "Bunny Lake is Missing."
The festival will screen all 40 or Preminger's films in 35mm. Each screening will be followed by discussions hosted by a variety of filmmakers, actors and critics. In addition to the screenings, the retrospective's curator Carlo Chatrian will chair a roundtable discussion of the director's work.
The Swiss and French Cinemateques will repeat the retrospective in the fall.