Piazza Grande

8,000 viewers a night, the Piazza Grande is both the Festival’s heart and its showcase. With its giant screen, one of the biggest in Europe, endowed with truly exceptional projection quality, the Piazza Grande is one of the finest open-air venues in the world. This magnificent and unique setting is where every night all the many and diverse festival audiences come together for a big cinematic event. The programming on the Piazza Grande offers prestigious screenings, most of them world, international or European premieres, introduced by the director and the cast.

The Piazza Grande audience also serves as the biggest jury on the planet, voting for the renowned “Prix du Public UBS” (Audience Award). In addition, there is the Variety Piazza Grande Award, chosen by a panel of film critics, and intended to assist the international career of a film in the selection.

Piazza Grande

Alles über Martin Suter. Ausser die Wahrheit.

Director: André Schäfer

Switzerland, Germany  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  90'  ·  o.v. German/Swiss German/French

Piazza Grande

Annie Colère

Director: Blandine Lenoir

France  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  119'  ·  o.v. French

Piazza Grande

Bullet Train

Director: David Leitch

USA  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  127'  ·  o.v. English

Piazza Grande

Compartiment tueurs

Director: Costa-Gavras 

France  ·  1965  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Black and White  ·  91'  ·  o.v. French

Piazza Grande

Delta

Director: Michele Vannucci

Italy  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  105'  ·  o.v. Italian/Romanian

Piazza Grande

Home of the Brave

Director: Laurie Anderson

USA  ·  1986  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Color  ·  90'  ·  o.v. English

Piazza Grande

Imitation of Life

Director: Douglas Sirk

USA  ·  1958  ·  35 mm  ·  Color  ·  125'  ·  o.v. English

Piazza Grande

Last Dance

Director: Delphine Lehericey

Switzerland, Belgium  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  84'  ·  o.v. French

Piazza Grande

Medusa Deluxe

Director: Thomas Hardiman

United Kingdom  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  100'  ·  o.v. English

Piazza Grande

My Neighbor Adolf

Director: Leon Prudovsky

Israel, Poland, Colombia  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  96'  ·  o.v. English/German/Spanish/Yiddish/Hebrew

Piazza Grande

Paradise Highway

Director: Anna Gutto

USA, Germany, Switzerland  ·  2022  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Color  ·  115'  ·  o.v. English

Piazza Grande

Piano Piano

Director: Nicola Prosatore

Italy  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  84'  ·  o.v. Italian

Piazza Grande

Printed Rainbow

Director: Gitanjali Rao

India  ·  2006  ·  35 mm  ·  Color and Black and White  ·  15'  ·  o.v. No Dialogue

Piazza Grande

Semret

Director: Caterina Mona

Switzerland  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  85'  ·  o.v. Tigrinya/Swiss German

Piazza Grande

Une femme de notre temps

Director: Jean Paul Civeyrac

France  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  96'  ·  o.v. French

Piazza Grande

Vous n'aurez pas ma haine

Director: Kilian Riedhof

Germany, France, Belgium  ·  2022  ·  DCP 2K  ·  Color  ·  102'  ·  o.v. French

Piazza Grande

Where the Crawdads Sing

Director: Olivia Newman

USA  ·  2022  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Color  ·  126'  ·  o.v. English