News from the Locarno Festival

The movie calendar of Piazza Grande

The movie calendar of Piazza Grande



The Flying Squad - a special branch within London's Police which fights the organized crime - will inaugurate the calendar of screenings in Piazza Grande on the first of August with Sweeney, a British detective movie directed by Nick Love.

And to demonstrate the huge variety of genres and proposals that will be offered along the Festival on the big screen outdoors, on the 11th of August the closing movie of this 65th edition will be the Swiss More Than Honey (directed by Markus Imhof), an ecological documentary where a swarm of bees plays the main role.

Between these two borders, the complete agenda of the Piazza. The awaited American combo composed by Ruby Sparks (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the same ones of Little Miss Sunshine) and the male striptease of Magic Mike (by Steven Soderbergh) is scheduled for Friday, the third of August. In the first Monday of the Festival (6th of August) the hen party with the comedy Bachelorette (Leslye Headland) which has in its cast a "bad girl" like Kirsten Dunst, while Pablo Larrain's No – with Gael Garcia Bernal will transport the audience in the Chile of Pinochet on the 8th of August.

Here all the other dates scheduled in Piazza Grande programme:

01.08 – THE SWEENEY by Nick Love – United Kingdom

02.08 – LORE by Cate Shortland – Germany/Australia/United Kingdom

03.08 – RUBY SPARKS by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris – United States
03.08 – MAGIC MIKE by Steven Soderbergh – United States

04.08 – NACHTLÄRM by Christoph Schaub – Switzerland/Germany
04.08 – WRONG by Quentin Dupieux – France

05.08 – QUELQUES HEURES DE PRINTEMPS by Stéphane Brizé – France
05.08 – SIGHTSEERS by Ben Wheatley – United Kingdom

06.08 – BACHELORETTE by Leslye Headland – United States

07.08 – CAMILLE REDOUBLE by Noémie Lvovsky – France

08.08 – NO by Pablo Larraín – Chile/United States/Mexico

09.08 – THE BLACK BALLOON by Josh and Benny Safdie – United States (short film)
09.08 – WHILE WE WERE HERE by Kat Coiro – United States
09.08 – MOTORWAY by Soi Cheang – Hong Kong

10.08 – DAS MISSEN MASSAKER by Michael Steiner – Switzerland
10.08 – BONJOUR TRISTESSE by Otto Preminger – United States

11.08 – MORE THAN HONEY by Markus Imhoof – Switzerland/Germany/Austria


Pre-Festival – Free screenings on the Piazza Grande

29.07 – REAR WINDOW by Alfred Hitchcock – United States

31.07 – 1848 by Dino Risi – Italy (short fi lm)
31.07 – LA RISAIA by Raffaello Matarazzo – Italy
31.07 – SHOUTING SECRETS by Korinna Sehringer – Switzerland/United States

Lorenzo Buccella

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