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The official Line-up of the Festival del film Locarno 2012 is unveiled

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At today’s press conference, Wednesday 11 July, the official line-up of the 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno has been announced.

The awaited guests for this edition include Charlotte Rampling, Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gianni Morandi, Valerio Mastandrea, Benoît Jacquot, Sarah Morris, Leos Carax, Claire Denis, Harry Belafonte, Vincent Lindon, Eric Cantona and Rachida Brakni, Arnon Milchan, Johnnie To, Krzysztof Zanussi, Ray Winstone, Naomi Kawase, Bertrand Bonello, JIA Zhang-ke, Ingrid Caven, Elsa Martinelli, and African directors Idrissa Ouédraogo, Gaston Kaboré, Cheick Oumar Sissoko, Abderrahmane Sissako, Djo Munga, present for the Open Doors section.

The complete Line-up, including the selection of the films in competition , the guests attended and all ancillary events of the next edition, can be consulted here, visiting the following sections:

Piazza Grande: the films selected for the open air screenings.

Concorso internazionale: the 19 feature films in competition for the Pardo d’oro.

Concorso Cineasti del presente: the competition dedicated to the first and second features.

Fuori concorso: a panoramic view on the contemporary cinema.

Pardi di domani: the competitions dedicated to the short cinema.

Histoire(s) di cinéma: tributes to major figures in film history.

I film delle giurie: homages to the members of the official juries of the Festival.

Premi speciali: the Festival's three special awards to artists of world renown.

Open Doors: the open window onto Francophone sub-Saharan Africa


The Line-up of the Festival and the presskit and photos of the films in competition are avalaible on the website press area. To login and download the presskit it is necessary to send a request to the press office,, asking the credentials for the login.

The 65th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will take place 1- 11 August 2012.

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