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The Museo Regionale delle Centovalli e del Pedemonte will pay tribute to the Locarno Film Festival with an exhibition by renowned Swiss photographer René Burri.
The latter, a great lover of the seventh art, has attended the Festival for years, even sitting on the jury in 2004. Through his camera, which accompanied him on every occasion, numerous shots have come out – some of them previously unpublished – telling the story of the Festival over the years and in its different facets.
The exhibition presents some 50 photographs taken since the 1980s in which they rediscover characters from the world of cinema, scenes from life and "cult" places of the Festival such as, for example, the Piazza Grande and evenings at the Grand Hotel. A sort of plunge into the history of the Locarno festival through the images of photographer Burri, known to most for his famous photographs of Che Guevara, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti and others.
The exhibition will open on Thursday, July 28, at 6 PM in the outdoor courtyard of the Centovalli and Pedemonte Regional Museum in Intragna (one of Ticino's eleven ethnographic museums that, in complementary ways, tell the story of our canton). Locarno Film Festival President Marco Solari will be present for a greeting on the occasion. The presentation of the exhibition will instead be curated by art historian Guido Magnaguagno.
The exhibition can be visited on the following days and times:
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM + 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
More information at: www.museocentovallipedemonte.ch