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Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

Locarno Film Festival Lineup: 2 Women Directed Films In Competition

On Wednesday, the Locarno Film Festival announced its lineup for in-competition films and the Piazza Grande program. Held from August 1-11, Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals, currently in its 65th year.

Artistic director, Olivier Pere commented on the festival’s line up:

It is the festival of film, all kinds of film and nothing but film, of the highlights of its history, its stars and artists to its most exciting future prospects with a constellation of new auteurs discovered every year in the various sections of the festival.

Of this year’s 19 features in competiion, just 2 are directed by women.  But there are a good amount of women directed films playing in the Piazza Grande which will be held in Europe’s largest film venue.  Of the 17 films, 5 are directed by women. And as previously announced, the excellence award will go to actress, Charlotte Rampling.

The in-competition line up includes 19 features, co-produced in at least 21 countries with 6 of those produced or co-produced in the U.S. 

Here is a list of the women directed films by category:

Main Competition:

Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel – Der Glanz Des Tages (The Shine of Day)

Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor –Leviatha

Piazza Grande:

Cate ShortlandLore

Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton – Ruby Sparks

Leslye HeadlandBachelorette

Noémie Lvovsky – Camille Redouble

Kat CoiroWhile We Were Here

Full List

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