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Nicola Lagioia will be accompanied by a taste of Alberto Lattuada. On March 27, the eighth edition of L'immagine e la parola will come alive online, allowing Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro to greet the Italian writer and author of La città dei vivi. The online space will also feature an on-demand screening of Alberto Lattuada's The Beach, an ideal film to conjure up images of the summer, when the Locarno audience will get to discover the Retrospective focusing on the Italian director.
The Locarno Film Festival's spring event is back. After canceling the 2020 edition because of the health crisis, L'immagine e la parola will reconnect with its audience thanks to a 100% online "special edition". The event, scheduled for March 27, will have as its guest of honor the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, who won the Premio Strega in 2015 for La ferocia and recently authored La città dei vivi, which was published last fall and will serve as the guideline for the conversation between Lagioia and the Locarno Film Festival's Artistic Director, Giona A. Nazzaro. An additional exclusive will be the on-demand screening of Alberto Lattuada's The Beach, setting the tone for the Locarno74 Retrospective.
Join us here, online, on the Locarno Film Festival website, on Saturday, March 27.
There the cities of the living, populated by the dead. And then there are the cities of the dead, the only ones where life still makes sense.
Live streaming Sat. 27 | 3 at 4 PM CET
Live from the GranRex in Locarno, the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival will meet the author of La città dei vivi (2020) and La ferocia (2015), which won the Premio Strega in 2015.
21 | 3 | 2021 – 7.20 PM CET
Nicola Lagioia is Damiano Realini's guest for a game of Il Gioco del Mondo. The guest of L'immagine e la parola 2021 receives the dice for the RSI LA1 game show.
26 | 3 | 2021 – 2:30 PM CET
The Locarno Film Festival's Artistic Director, Giona A. Nazzaro, and the head of the Ticino Film Commission, Niccolò Castelli, discuss alternative promotional, launch and distribution strategies at a time dominated by the Internet.
The roundtable is organized by the Ticino Film Commission, in partnership with CISA and PalaCinema.
Nicola Lagioia, born in Bari in 1973, made his fiction debut in 2001 with the novel Tre sistemi per sbarazzarsi di Tolstoj (senza risparmiare se stessi), published by minimum fax. He followed that up in 2004 with Occidente per principianti (Einaudi). His stories have been published in a number of collections, including Patrie impure (Rizzoli, 2003), La qualità dell'aria (minimum fax, 2004), which he curated jointly with Christian Raimo, Periferie (Laterza, 2006), Deandreide (Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, 2006), Ho visto cose (Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli, 2008) and La storia siamo noi (Neri Pozza, 2008). With the novel Riportando tutto a casa (Einaudi, 2009), he won the SuperPremio Vittorini award, the Volponi Prize and the Viareggio Prize for fiction. In 2015 he won the Strega Prize for La ferocia (Einaudi), published in English as Ferocity. Since 2010 he has been one of the presenters of Pagina3, a daily press review of cultural features broadcast on the Radio 3 channel of Italian State broadcaster Rai. From 2013 to 2015 he was a member of the selection committee for the Venice Film Festival, and in 2020 he served with the Venice event again, this time on the jury for its principal competition. In 2017 he was appointed director of the Turin International Book Fair. His recent non-fiction novel La città dei vivi came out in autumn 2020, published by Einaudi.