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Piazza Grande by the Seine

House of Switzerland - Paris 2016

Piazza Grande by the Seine


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The upcoming Euro 2016 soccer championships in France will provide an opportunity for Switzerland to show its modern and creative side, as well as its proud traditions.
The Paris “House of Switzerland” showcase was announced at a press conference held the 9th of March  by the Swiss Ambassador to France, Bernardino Regazzoni, and Nicolas Bideau, head of Presence Switzerland, with Festival del film Locarno President Marco Solari also in attendance. This will be a first-ever Swiss presence in one of the capital’s strategic hotspots: the Wanderlust.
Festival del film Locarno is an institutional partner for the event and will be setting up a corner of the Piazza Grande on the banks of the Seine to host a special season of films, “Piazza Grande by the Seine”. Curated by Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, the season will feature five soccer-linked films that tell the story and the soul of Festival del film Locarno.

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