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Manor, Main partner of the Locarno Film Festival since 2001

A partnership for the art of cinema – Manor as Main partner of the Locarno Film Festival for 20 years

“Locarno 2020” – this year’s Locarno Film Festival will take place from 5 to 15 August 2020 in unusual circumstances. Manor has been supporting this cultural highlight for 20 years as Main partner.

The Locarno Film Festival, an event of great international prestige, has chosen “For the Future of Films” as its motto this year. The 73rd edition of the festival will pay tribute to Swiss and international filmmaking. Even though no big screenings will be held in the Piazza Grande and other venues this year due to the coronavirus, Manor is supporting this year’s festival again as Main partner.

“Locarno 2020” is breaking new ground – with a predominantly digital programme that links sophisticated cinema with tradition, and creative filmmakers with their audience. The Locarno Film Festival – unique in Switzerland – is more than just a showcase for world cinema. Its name stands for auteur cinema of outstanding quality and for retrospectives of the work of important directors who are unrivalled in their field.

Manor and the festival share common values such as tradition and a thirst for discovery, commitment and accessibility, joie de vivre and pleasure. The Manor department store company is delighted and proud to have been supporting the festival as Main partner for 20 years now, enabling film enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy unique and unforgettable experiences.