Press Releases  ·  22 | 02 | 2016

L’immagine e la parola 2016:
between film and the Graphic novel

Blutch | Lorenzo Mattotti

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Werner Herzog's Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World will be the closing film for L’immagine e la parola, the Festival del film Locarno's spring event.

Highlights of the fourth edition of L’immagine e la parola (10 – 13 March), presented at today's press conference, will include the presence of filmmaker Bruno Podalydès,  who will introduce his latest film Comme un avion and the theater adaptation of the book Jekyll & Hyde by Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramsky, based on the famous Robert Louis Stevenson novel.

These are some of the offerings among the rich and diverse program that Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti have put together with the Festival's Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian and the event's curator Daniela Persico: an  immersion in the creative worlds of the two artists, comprising workshops, screenings and discussion. 

Once again this year there is a strong educational/training component to the event: students of film, illustration and comic books will have an opportunity to participate in creative labs on the graphic novel, in which this means of expression will be explored to highlight issues and enable in-depth investigation, that also relate to how films are conceived.

This fourth edition of the Festival del film Locarno's spring event will close with the international premiere of Werner Herzog's latest film: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World. The documentary, warmly received by critics and audiences alike at the Sundance Film Festival in the USA, is a reflection on the world in the internet era, a critical analysis of the web's impact on our interconnected society; which the filmmaker postulates as one of the most revolutionary that human beings are undergoing.

The fourth edition of L’immagine e la parola will take place 10 – 13 March.


The program in brief:

10.03.2016 – 20.30
The Wind  by Victor Sjöström, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

11.03.2016 - 10.00 – 13.00
Workshop with Blutch, Auditorium Monte Verità, Ascona. Applications:

11.03.2016 – 16.00
La guerre est finie by Alain Resnais, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

11.03.2016 – 18.00
The film actor, between ghost and legend: a conversation with Blutch. Pubblic conversation,Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

11.03.2016 – 20.30
Comme un avion by Bruno Podalydès, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno – Introduced by the director

12.03.2016 - 10.00 – 13.00
Workshop with Lorenzo Mattotti, Auditorium Monte Verità, Ascona.

12.03.2016 – 16.00
Light Years Away (Les Années Lumière) by Alain Tanner, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

12.03.2016 – 18.00
The cinema according to Lorenzo Mattotti: a route via film and Graphic novel. Public conversation, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

12.03.2016 – 20.30
Peur(s) du noir by Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti and Richard McGuire, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno – Introduced by Lorenzo Mattotti and Blutch

12.03.2016 – 22.15
Dramma della gelosia by Ettore Scola, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

13.03.2016 – 10.00
Pinocchio by Enzo d’Alò, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno. In collaboration with Cinemagia

13.03.2016  – 14.30
La pattuglia sperduta by Piero Nelli, Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

13.03.2016 – 17.00
Jekyll & Hyde, Performance from the book by Mattotti e Kramsky , Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

13.03.2016  – 20.30
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World by Werner Herzog Teatro Kursaal, Locarno

The complete program