L'immagine e la parola

Carlo Chatrian, Blutch, Lorenzo Mattotti


© Festival del film Locarno / Pedrazzini

Lorenzo Mattotti


© Festival del film Locarno / Pedrazzini

Carlo Chatrian, Blutch, Daniela Persico and Giada Peter


© Festival del film Locarno / Pedrazzini

Lorenzo Mattotti, Stanze, 2003


Blutch, Lune l'envers, 2014


“Pour en finir avec le cinéma” Blutch ed. Dargaud; “Eros” Lorenzo Mattotti


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The fourth edition of L’immagine e la parola, the spring event of the Festival del film Locarno, is to focus on the vibrant and multi-faceted galaxy of the Graphic novel.

From 10 to 13 March, Locarno will welcome two of the leading artists of comics and graphic narration, Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti. They have worked with the Festival to draw up a special program of four days of screenings and discussions to explore their universe, which is inspired by the iconic impact of the cinema in the collective imagination. This year as always the accent will be heavily on the younger audience of film and fine arts students, including two dedicated workshops with the artists.

The main venues for the event will be the Teatro di Locarno (Kursaal) and the Monte Verità in Ascona. Further details of the program and participating guests will be announced at the press conference scheduled for 22 February in Locarno.

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

The Guests

The fourth edition of L’immagine e la parola opts to examine the world of the Graphic novel, hosting two of its most stimulating practitioners and interpreters of the contemporary world: Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti.


From Tuesday March 10th to Sunday March 13th, immerge yourself into the universe of Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti, and find out all about the Graphic Novel through special movie screenings, workshops and conversations with the artists themselves.   Find detailed information and day by day…


Two days will be devoted to Graphic novel workshop, open to a maximum of thirty students. The workshops will be led by two outstanding artists: Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti.


The fourth edition of the Festival's spring event L'immagine e la parola is finally here! Make sure you get your pass for the 4 evening screenings and the theater performance right now, or buy the single tickets directly at the Teatro Kursaal.


Some photographs to tell in pictures the spring event of the Festival del film Locarno.

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