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Locarno Worldwide Movie Competition Lineup 2024, Melanie Laurent Honor

Locarno Worldwide Movie Competition Lineup 2024, Melanie Laurent Honor


The Locarno Worldwide Movie Competition in Switzerland has unveiled an eclectic lineup for its 77th version, happening Aug. 7-17. The fest will display screen 225 complete movies, together with 104 world premieres, 5 worldwide premieres and a few debut options, together with new movies from such administrators as Hong Sang-soo, Spanish actress Paz Vega and Radu Jude. Gianluca Jodice’s Le Déluge, starring Mélanie Laurent and Guillaume Canet, may even world premiere and open the fest, with Locarno on Wednesday unveiling that the 2 French stars will obtain the Excellence Award Davide Campari on the fest’s opening night time.

Past new fare, a few of this season’s movie pageant favorites and classics will display screen in Locarno’s predominant Piazza Grande part, happening in town’s predominant sq. arrange with 8,000 seats. Movies to be screened embody Cannes hits comparable to Laetitia Dosch’s Canine on Trial, Mohammad Rasoulof’s The Seed of the Sacred Fig, and Claude Barras’ Savages, together with such classics as Jane Campion’s The Piano, the world premiere of the 4K restored director’s reduce of Tarsem Singh’s The Fall, and Jean-Luc Godard’s A Girl Is a Girl.

New choices embody the world premieres of Vega’s characteristic directorial debut Rita, by which she additionally seems, Mexico 86, starring Bérénice Béjo, by César Díaz, and Le Déluge by Gianluca Jodice with Laurent as Marie-Antoinette and Canet as Louis XVI within the movie about “the final days of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette earlier than they had been executed.”

Steven Spielberg’s E.T. will display screen on the sq. as a pre-festival occasion on Aug. 4.

The fest’s Concorso Internazionale, or worldwide Competitors, by which the Pardo d’Oro, or Golden Leopard is the highest honor, will embody the likes of Timestalker, directed by and starring English actress Alice Lowe, together with Nick Frost; Bogancloch by Ben Rivers; Der Spatz im Kamin by Ramon Zürcher; and Wang Bing’s Qing Chun (Ku), whose English title is Youth (Onerous Instances).

In the meantime, Locarno’s Concorso Cineasti del Presente sidebar, which places the highlight on first and second options, will embody Invention by Courtney Stephens, Iva Radivojević’s When the Telephone Rang, and Crickets, It’s Your Flip by Olga Korotko, amongst others.

Fuori Concorso, Locarno’s non–aggressive part that organizers describe as a “laboratory for the blending of all conceivable genres and different types of storytelling,” consists of such choices as U.S. movie Bang Bang, starring Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Vincent Grashaw, in addition to a brand new movie from Italian director Marco Tullio Giordana and two movies, together with a tribute to Andy Warhol’s Sleep, from experimental and provocative Romanian auteur Radu Jude (2023’s Do Not Anticipate Too A lot from the Finish of the World).

And Locarno’s Pardi di Domani part, showcasing quick and medium-length movies centered on experimentation and progressive kinds, will embody a contribution from Canadian auteur Denis Côté.

Lastly, a 10-film homage to late avant-garde U.S. filmmaker Stan Brakhage may even be a part of Locarno 77.

“From properly–established movie administrators, comparable to Hong Sang-soo, Wang Bing, Ben Rivers, Pia Marais, Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino, together with Ala Eddine Slim, Gürcan Keltek and Kurdwin Ayub, Christoph Hochhäusler, the Zürcher brothers and Laurynas Bareiša, to Mar Coll and Sara Fgaier, Marta Mateus, Sylvie Ballyot, and Virgil Vernier, the competitors is a deep immersion into the chances of latest movie language,” stated Locarno’s inventive director Giona A. Nazzaro, calling it “an formidable competitors.”

He added: “Within the non-competitive sections too, artists like Edgar Pêra, Radu Jude, Bertrand Mandico, and Fabrice Du Welz, with their contemporary approaches to the movie essay, or Marco Tullio Giordana and Isild Le Besco, with their cinema rooted within the abysmal depths of the unstated in households and associated traumas, are key parts of important conversations.”

Throughout a press convention, Nazzaro talked about that 34.9 p.c of movies within the choice are from feminine filmmakers. Within the Concorso Internazionale, feminine filmmakers account for eight of 17 films (47.1 p.c), within the Cineasti del Presente program seven of 15 (46.7 p.c), and within the Pardi di Domani lineup 18 out of 40 (45 p.c).

Requested why no film from Israel was within the lineup, however co-productions with Qatar had been, and whether or not that was a political choice, the inventive director stated no, pointing to Qatar’s lively function within the movie house in recent times, together with because of the work of the Doha Movie Institute. “We watched the entire movies. We additionally acquired movies from Israel, and we mentioned all of them,” Nazzaro stated. “However we actually considered the movies as works in themselves.” He concluded: “So, it’s actually not a difficulty.”

Locarno beforehand unveiled that it’ll honor Indian famous person Shah Rukh Khan with its lifetime achievement award, the Pardo alla Carriera, or profession leopard. The star, recognized to his followers as “King Khan,” will obtain the prize on Aug. 10.

The night time earlier than, French-Swiss actress Irène Jacob, best-known for her star-making turns in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Double Lifetime of Veronique (1991), and Three Colours: Purple (1994), will obtain this 12 months’s Leopard Membership Award for her contribution to up to date cinema.

The occasion may even honor veteran indie producer Stacey Sher (Erin Brockovich, Django Unchained) with this 12 months’s Premio Raimondo Rezzonico Award for the very best impartial producer on Aug. 8. 

Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner will function jury president of the Concorso Internazionale part. The jury will resolve the winner of the Pardo d’Oro, the Golden Leopard, on the Swiss fest.

Try the Locarno movie pageant’s full predominant characteristic competitors lineup beneath:

Piazza Grande Program

Electrical Baby by Simon Jaquemet
world premiere

Gaucho Gaucho by Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Swiss premiere

Le Déluge by Gianluca Jodice
world premiere

Canine on Trial by Laetitia Dosch
Swiss premiere, first characteristic

Mexico 86 by César Díaz
world premiere

Reinas by Klaudia Reynicke
Swiss premiere

Rita by Paz Vega
world premiere, first characteristic

Savages by Claude Barras
Swiss premiere

Sew Torn by Freddy Macdonald
worldwide premiere, first characteristic

Shambhala by Min Bahadur Bham
Swiss premiere

The Fall (Restored Minimize)
by Tarsem Singh
world premiere of the 4K restoration and director’s reduce

The Piano by Jane Campion

The Seed of the Sacred Fig by Mohammad Rasoulof
Swiss premiere

Timestalker by Alice Lowe
Swiss premiere

A Girl Is a Girl by Jean-Luc Godard
world premiere of the 4K restoration

Concorso Internazionale Program

Agora by Ala Eddine Slim
world premiere

Akiplėša (Poisonous) by Saulė Bliuvaitė
world premiere, first characteristic

Bogancloch by Ben Rivers
world premiere

Cent Mille Milliards by Virgil Vernier
world premiere

Der Spatz im Kamin by Ramon Zürcher
world premiere

Fogo Do Vento (Fireplace of Wind) by Marta Mateus
world premiere, first characteristic

Inexperienced Line by Sylvie Ballyot
world premiere, first characteristic

La Mort Viendra by Christoph Hochhäusler
world premiere

Luce by Silvia Luzi, Luca Bellino
world premiere

Mond (Moon) by Kurdwin Ayub
world premiere

Qing Chun (Ku) (Youth (Onerous Instances)) by Wang Bing
world premiere

Suyoocheon (By the Stream) by Hong Sang-soo
world premiere

Salve Maria by Mar Coll
world premiere

Seses (Drowning Dry) by Laurynas Bareiša
world premiere

Sulla Terra Leggeri by Sara Fgaier
world premiere, first characteristic

Transamazonia by Pia Marais
world premiere

Yeni Șafak Solarken (New Daybreak Fades) by Gürcan Keltek
world premiere

Concorso Cineasti Del Presente Program

Crickets, It’s Your Flip by Olga Korotko
world premiere

Der Fleck by Willy Hans
world premiere, first characteristic

Fario by Lucie Prost
world premiere, first characteristic

Fekete Pont (Lesson Realized) by Bálint Szimler
world premiere, first characteristic

Foul Evil Deeds by Richard Hunter
world premiere, first characteristic

Hanami by Denise Fernandes
world premiere, first characteristic

Holy Electrical energy by Tato Kotetishvili
world premiere, first characteristic

Invention by Courtney Stephens
world premiere

Joqtau by Aruan Anartay
world premiere, first characteristic

Kada Je Zazvonio Telefon (When the Telephone Rang) by Iva Radivojević
world premiere

Kouté Vwa (Hearken to the Voices) by Maxime Jean-Baptiste
world premiere, first characteristic

Les Enfants Rouges by Lotfi Achour
world premiere

Monólogo Colectivo by Jessica Sarah Rinland
world premiere

Olivia & Las Nubes by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
world premiere, first characteristic

Actual by Adele Tulli
world premiere

Fuori Concorso

Bang Bang by Vincent Grashaw
worldwide premiere

Cartas Telepáticas (Telepathic Letters) by Edgar Pêra
world premiere

Dragon Dilatation by Bertrand Mandico
world premiere

Espèce Menacée by Bruno Deville
world premiere

Fréwaka by Aislinn Clarke
world premiere

La Ardour Selon Béatrice by Fabrice Du Welz
world premiere

La Prodigiosa Trasformazione Della Classe Operaia in Stranieri by Samir
world premiere

La Vita Accanto by Marco Tullio Giordana
world premiere

Ma Famille Chérie by Isild Le Besco
world premiere

Choose Ilustrate Din Lumea Ideală (Eight Postcards from Utopia) by Radu Jude, Christian Ferencz-Flatz
world premiere

Sleep #2 by Radu Jude
world premiere

Pardi di Domani Program
(quick and medium-length movies centered on experimentation and progressive kinds)

Pardi Di Domani – Concorso Internazionale
400 Cassettes by Thelyia Petraki
B(l)ind the Sacrifice by Nakhane
Despre Imposibilitatea Unui Omagiu (On the Impossibility of an Homage) by Xandra Popescu
Boring Spots of Greenish Colors by Sasha Svirsky
Freak by Claire Barnett
Gender Reveal by Mo Matton
Gimn Chume (Hymn of the Plague) by Ataka51
Icebergs by Carlos Pereira
Linnud Läinud (On Weary Wings Go By) by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Ludwig (Energy Inferno) by Anton Bialas
Mom Is a Pure Sinner by Boris Hadžija, Hoda Taheri
Punter by Jason Adam Maselle
Que Te Vaya Bonito, Rico by Joel Alfonso Vargas
Razeh–del by Maryam Tafakory
Soleil Gris by Camille Monnier
The Cavalry by Alina Orlov
The Type by Melika Pazouki
The Nature of Canine by Pom Bunsermvicha
Washhh by Mickey Lai
What Mary Didn’t Know by Konstantina Kotzamani

Pardi Di Domani – Concorso Nazionale
Higher Not Kill the Groove by Jonathan Leggett
Lux Carne by Gabriel Grosclaude
Maman Danse by Mégane Brügger
Métropole by Theo Kunz
Progress Mining by Gabriel Böhmer
Revier by Felix Scherrer
Sans Voix by Samuel Patthey
Sky Rogers: Supervisor De Stars by Ciel Sourdeau
Tinderboys by Sarah Bucher, Carlos Tapia

Pardi Di Domani – Concorso Corti D’autore
1 Hijo & 1 Padre by Andrés Ramírez Pulido
Chou He Zhuang (Like What Would Sorrow Look) by Hao Zhou
Gwe–in Esi Jeongche (The Masked Monster) by Syeyoung Park
Jours Avant La Mort De Nicky by Denis Côté
La Fille Qui Explose by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel
Les Bouches by Valentin Merz
My Life Is Wind (A Letter) by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Follow, Follow, Follow by Kevin Jerome Everson
Revolving Rounds by Johann Lurf, Christina Jauernik
Upshot by Maha Haj

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