Thursday, 5 August 2010

Locarno Film Festival, 04 - 14 August, 2010

The Locarno Film Festival opened last night with Benoit Jaquot's film Au fond des bois (France/ Germany 2010). The two main sections of the festival are the Piazza Grande, named after the location where these films are shown and the International Competition.

Besides Benoit Jaquot's opening film, in this year's schedule of Piazza Grande are new films by Francesco Rosi, Daniel von Aarburg and Baran Bo Odar, while the International Competition includes films by Bruce LaBruce (US), Pai Marais (Germany) and Christoph Honore (France).

Also part of the Locarno Film Festival's programme are a complete retrospective of the films of Ernst Lubitsch, covering his German as well as his US period, and so-called special programmes on the work of director Jean-Marie Straub and actor John C. Reilly.

For the full programme, including all sections and sidebars of the Locarno Film Festival, please click here.