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At Locarno75, the old projection booth on the Piazza Grande becomes once again the theatre for an experience on the edge of technology.
At Locarno76, the old projection booth of Piazza Grande becomes once again the theatre for an experience on the edge of technology. Together with the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF), from 2 to 12 August 2023, with a new free double program in two Festival venues.
Meet us at the Cabina at Largo Zorzi from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and at BaseCamp PopUp from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
At Locarno76, the old projection booth becomes once again the theatre for an experience on the edge of technology. Visitors will experience two works by May Abdalla, an award-winning experimental documentary filmmaker working in the field of immersive and interactive art.
May Abdalla, Barry Gene Murphy | United Kingdom, France | 2021 | English
25min - “The Universe is revolving around me in a bad way.” A voice guides you through the many realities of Goliath, a man diagnosed with schizophrenia who spent years isolated in psychiatric institutions but finds connection in multiplayer games. Weave through multiple worlds and mesmerising visuals to uncover Goliath's poignant story.
May Abdalla | United Kingdom | 2018 | English
8 min - Your voice is a tool. What will you use it to create? Make Noise uses original archive material from the Suffragettes in UK to retell the dramatic story of how a few women started one of the most important movements in history. Use the power of your voice to smash through the barriers faced by the Suffragettes in their fight to win the vote for women.
For every movie made, dozens of pictures remain missing forever. In the documentary series MISSING PICTURES, Clément Deneux gives directors a chance to tell the stories that would otherwise never be told. Watch the trailer.
9 min - In a world corrupted by multinationals, cops in limousines gun down the last remaining undesirables with impunity. An uprising ensues. A revolutionary figure comes face to face with a torturer.
12 min - Tsai Ming-liang tenderly recounts memories of his grandparents taking him to the cinema every day. Feelings that would be impossible to translate to film nowadays, given how much the world has changed.
12 min - In an adaptation of the classic of American literature, four marginalized activists set out to sabotage pollution-causing infrastructure. But when their actions inadvertently escalate into terrorist acts, they find themselves locked in a legal stand-off
12 min - Creating is removing, just as loving is knowing how to allow space for the other person. It’s a lesson that the young Myung-se learned from his father, who was fully devoted to his work. An intimate exploration of Korean culture and society.