L'immagine e la parola

From 10 to 12 March Locarno will host the fifth edition of L’immagine e la parola, the spring spin-off event of Locarno Festival.


Where does the inspiration of a great artist come from? What emanates from his imagination? L’immagine e la parola leads us to discover the universe of an artist, giving him the role of guest curator of the event, assembled together with Carlo Chatrian, artistic Director of the Locarno Festival.

Three days of screenings, readings and meetings to explore the relationship between the movie image and the written word, investigating on how the intellectuals of our time relate with film, and particularly focusing on a younger audience. Among the protagonists of the past edition, we count great masters of cinema as Sokurov and Reitz, writers such as Emmanuel Carrère, and artists like Lorenzo Mattotti. 

This year’s edition of L’immagine e la parola, the fifth, will take place from Friday March 10th, to Sunday March 12th, 2017, at the Teatro di Locarno (Kursaal), at the Monte Verità and at SUPSI in Locarno. 

L’immagine e la parola is part of the Primavera Locarnese, together with the Eventi letterari Monte Verità.


The Guests

The fifth edition of L’immagine e la parola will welcome the Italian author and screenwriter Edoardo Albinati, as guest curator of this year's edition. Among the other guests filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, actress Anna Bonaiuto, filmmaker Cristian Mungiu and poet Fabio Pusterla.

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During these year's edition of L'immagine e la parola, our guest will welcome you to three exclusive masterclasses, each one open to a maximum of thirty students. 

Subscription close on February 28th, 2017. 



Find here the detailed program of the fifth edition of L'immagine e la parola and find out about the daily events, film screenings and conversations. 


The fifth edition of the Festival's spring event L'immagine e la parola is finally here! Make sure you get your tickets for the 2 evening screenings right now, or buy them directly at the Teatro Kursaal.


Find here some photographs of the spring event of the Locarno Festival.

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