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Homages and Tributes

Homages and Tributes


Homages and Tributes


Homages and Tributes


Homages and Tributes


Homages and Tributes


Homages and Tributes


© Diane Arques
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Claudia Cardinale, Bruno Ganz and Claude Goretta: this is the genuine dream team of the European arthouse cinema which will be honored with the award Pardo alla Carriera in Locarno.

But some other homages will broaden the view of the film festival beyond the borders of the Old Continent, as proved by the series of initiatives dedicated to the Japanese director Hitoshi Matsumoto. And whether the rough and expressive Jean-Marie Straub's movies are always warmly welcomed by the Locarno screens, this year will be also the turn of Anri Sala, from Albany, whose works will range over the borders between arts and cinema.

Beyond the usual seasons dedicated to the movies of the jurors, the section Programmi speciali will be completed by a tribute to the courageous Jafar Panahi, condemned to six years in prison and proscribed to practise directoring for twenty years by the Iranian regime, a remembrance to Daniel Schmid (exactly five years after his passing) and a series of masterpieces of the film history (from Tarkovskiy to Fassbinder, not to mention Ciprì and Maresco and the new appointment with the Swiss rediscovered cinema).


Tribute to Claudia Cardinale, Pardo alla carriera 

8½ by Federico Fellini
Italy/France – 1963 – 138 min
with Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo


Tribute to Bruno Ganz, Pardo alla carriera

DER UNTERGANG (Downfall) by Oliver Hirschbiegel
Germany/Italy/Austria – 2004 – 156 min
with Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes

DIE MARQUISE VON O. (The Marquise of O) by Eric Rohmer
West Germany/France – 1976 – 102 min
with Edith Clever, Bruno Ganz, Edda Seippel, Peter Lühr

MESSER IM KOPF by Reinhard Hauf
West Germany – 1979 – 108 min
with Bruno Ganz, Angela Winkler, Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Hoenig

Tribute to Claude Goretta, Pardo alla carriera

L’INVITATION by Claude Goretta
Switzerland/France – 1973 – 100 min
with Jean-Luc Bideau, François Simon, Jean Champion, Corinne Coderey

LA DENTELLIÈRE by Claude Goretta
France/Switzerland/West Germany – 1977 – 107 min
with Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton, Florence Giorgetti, Annemarie Düringer

LA PROVINCIALE by Claude Goretta
France/Switzerland – 1981 – 107 min
with Nathalie Baye, Angela Winkler, Bruno Ganz, Patrick Chesnais

Switzerland – 2011 – 58 min
World Premiere

Tribute to Hitoshi Matsumoto

DAI-NIPPONJIN (Big Man Japan) by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Japan – 2007 – 113 min
with Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

SHINBORU (Symbol) by Hitoshi Matsumoto
Japan – 2009 – 93 min
with Hitoshi Matsumoto, David Quintero, Luis Accinelli, Lilian Tapia

Tribute to 
Jafar Panahi

AYNEH (The Mirror) by Jafar Panahi
Iran – 1997 – 95 min

Tribute to Anri Sala

LONG SORROW by Anri Sala
Italy/Germany – 2005 – 13 min

ANSWER ME by Anri Sala
Germany – 2009 – 5 min

LE CLASH by Anri Sala
France – 2010 – 9 min

UK – 2011 – 40 min
A film by Anri Sala
In collaboration with Liria Begeja and Ari Benjamin Meyers
From a project by Sejla Kameric and Anri Sala
with Maribel Verdu 

In collaboration with Liria Begeja and Ari Benjamin Meyers

From a project by Sejla Kameric and Anri Sala
International Premiere


Wednesday August 10, 1.30 pm, Spazio Cinema (Forum):
with Anri Sala, Liria Begeja, Maribel Verdu, hosted by   Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Tribute to Jean-Marie Straub

L'INCONSOLABLE by Jean-Marie Straub
France – 2011 – 15 min
World Premiere

LOTHRINGEN! by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet
France – 1994 – 21 min

SCHAKALE UND ARABER by Jean-Marie Straub
Switzerland – 2011 – 11 min
World Premiere

UN HÉRITIER (An Heir) by Jean-Marie Straub
South Korea – 2011 – 22 min
International Premiere – Jeonju Digital Project

DELL’AVVENTURA by Romano Guelfi
Italy – 2010 – 126 min

Past masterpieces

ANDREI RUBLEV by Andrey Tarkovskiy
Soviet Union – 1966 – 165 min

DESPAIR by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
West Germany/France – 1978 – 119 min
The film has been restored by Bavaria Media in cooperation with CinePostproduction

LO ZIO DI BROOKLYN by Franco Maresco and Daniele Ciprì
Italy – 1995 – 98 min

SCHATTEN DER ENGEL (Shadows of Angels) by Daniel Schmid
Switzerland/West Germany – 1975 – 101 min
with Ingrid Caven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Klaus Löwitsch, Annemarie Düringer

Swiss Cinema rediscovered, in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Suisse

DIE VIER IM JEEP (Four in a jeep) by Leopold Lindtberg and Elisabeth Montagu
Switzerland – 1951 – 95 min

Films involving Concorso internazionale Jury members

Paulo Branco: VAI~E~VEM (Va et vient) by João César Monteiro – Portugal – 2003
Louis Garrel: LES CHANSONS D’AMOUR by Christophe Honoré – France – 2007
MES COPAINS – France – 2008
PETIT TAILLEUR – France – 2010
Sandra Hüller: BROWNIAN MOVEMENT by Nanouk Leopold – Holland – 2010
Bettina Oberli: TANNÖD (The Murder Farm) – Germany/Switzerland – 2009
Jasmine Trinca: ULTIMATUM by Alain Tasma – France/Israel/Italy – 2009

Films involving Concorso Cineasti del presente Jury members

Christoph Hochhäusler: FALSCHER BEKENNER (The Imposter) – Germany/Denmark – 2005
Michelangelo Frammartino: IL DONO – Italy – 2003
Raya Martin: MAICLING PELICULA NAÑG YSAÑG INDIO NACIONAL (A Short Film About the Indio Nacional) – Philippines – 2005
Zhu Rikun: NOISE by Wang Wo – China – 2007
UP & DOWN by Wang Wo – China
Athina Rachel Tsangari: ATTENBERG – Greece – 2010

Films involving Pardi di domani Jury members

Bakur Bakuradze: SHULTES – Russia – 2008
OKHOTNIK (The Hunter) – France/Russia – 2011
Tom Shoval: I WILL DRINK MY TEARS – Israel – 2011
HA-LEV HARAEV (The Hungry Heart) – Israel – 2005
PETACH TIKVA (Shread of Hope) – Israel – 2007
Luc Toutounghi: THE LOST TOWN OF SWITEZ – Canada/Danemark/France/Poland/Switzerland – 2011
Rebecca Zlotowski: BELLE ÉPINE (Dear Prudence) – France – 2010

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