For its fourth year, the Locarno Film Festival’s spring event L’immagine E La Parola (“The Picture and The Word”) will run this March, complete with a special focus on celebrating the realm of the graphic novel.
Masters of short animation tales such as “Il Signor Spartaco,” “Murmur,” “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” and “El Rumor De La Escarcha” Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti have coordinated the four day mini-festival to bring comic artistry to the forefront. The festival will feature various screenings, creative labs, discussions and masterclass for both aspiring and established artists and writers.
The event will conclude with the international premiere of Werner Herzog’s latest work, “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.” The documentary, which was recently well-reviewed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, outlines the ramifications that the internet has had on human relationships. Herzog invites audiences to question the future generation’s dependence on the internet; news that has been ironically brought to you thanks to the internet.
Check out the full schedule for the festival below.
Thursday, March 10
“The Wind” by Victor Sjöström, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
Friday, March 11
Workshop with Blutch, Auditorium Monte Verità, Ascona
“La Guerre Est Finie” by Alain Resnais, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“Comme Un Avion” by Bruno Podalydès, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno – Introduced by the director
Saturday, March 12
Workshop with Lorenzo Mattotti, Auditorium Monte Verità, Ascona
“Light Years Away” (Les Années Lumière) by Alain Tanner, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“The Cinema According to Lorenzo Mattotti: A Route Via Film and Graphic Novel,” public conversation, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“Peur(s) Du Noir” by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti and Richard McGuire, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno – Introduced by Lorenzo Mattotti and Blutch
“Dramma Della Gelosia” by Ettore Scola, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
Sunday, March 13
“Pinocchio by Enzo d’Alò,” Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“La Pattuglia Sperduta” by Piero Nelli, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“Jekyll & Hyde,” Performance from the book by Mattotti e Kramsky, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
“Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” by Werner Herzog, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno
The fourth edition of L’immagine E La Parola will take place March 10-13. The Locarno International Film Festival will run August 3-13.
Click here for more information about the event and find out where to sign up for classes.