A Closer Look at Locarno Player, ‘Closing Time’

Switzerland’s Nicole Vögele is world premiering her documentary feature “Closing Time” in the Filmmakers of the Present section at the 2018 Locarno Festival. Her first feature, “Nebel,” premiered in 2014 at Berlin, where it won a special mention in the Dialogue in Perspective section. It was while working on that project that the idea for […]

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Locarno: Dawood Hilmandi’s ‘Badeszenen’ and We Ra’s ‘One Summer Day’ Win Open Doors Top Awards

LOCARNO, Switzerland —  Dawood Hilmandi’s “Badeszenen” and We Ra’s “One Summer Day” won the biggest awards at the Locarno Festival’s Open Doors co-production forum. A magic-realistic tale, ”Badeszenen” is produced by Mohamed Husain Naikzad at Bamiyan Film Production with offices in Afghanistan and Amsterdam. It follows Yoro, a motherless 12-year-old kid who serves his father’s two… Read more »

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Locarno Film Review: ‘Mrs. Hyde’

An offbeat, fizzy farce that goes a little flat by the end, Serge Bozon’s hot-ticket Locarno premiere “Mrs. Hyde” drinks no potion, but nonetheless demonstrates a split personality. Half enjoyable, half frustrating, the film’s (extremely) loose basis on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” would seem to provide… Read more »

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Locarno: Fandango Closes Raft of Sales on ‘Loves That Cannot Belong to This World’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Fandango Sales has closed multiple deals on Italian director Francesca Comencini’s romantic dramedy “Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World,” ahead of the film’s world premiere Sunday on the Locarno Film Festival’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. The Rome-based sales unit of producer Domenico Procacci Fandango shingle has sold “Stories of Love” to… Read more »

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