From Italy to China

One the most characterizing aspects of the Locarno Film Festival is that of proposing many different styles and approaches to cinema. A number of independent Italian films have just confirmed it this year: Yuri Ancarani’s San VittoreRong Guang Rong’s Lengmo weiyang lengmo, and Samira Guadagnolo’s Incompiuta.

“The Nest”, when the family is scary

Roberto De Feo, young director of The Nest, premiering in the Piazza Grande of the Locarno Film Festival, has very clear ideas. “I wanted to make a classic horror, something different from the American films that have been produced recently."

“Non è sogno”: Calderón de la Barca and Pasolini in jail

In his latest Non è sogno, presented Out of Competition at the Locarno Film Festival, Giovanni Cioni combines Pedro Calderon de la Barca and Pier Paolo Pasolini. 

“The Young Observant”: time for choices

The Young Observant, the second feature-length film by Davide Maldi, has been presented in the Cineasti del presente competition of the Locarno Film Festival 

“Maternal”, the many ways of being a mother

Maura Delpero's Maternal is the only Italian film in competition at the Locarno Film Festival.

Black Light: from Locarno to Cinecittà

This year’s retrospective at the Locarno Film FestivalBlack Light, it’s just dedicated to black cinema and present a selection of films on the black issue in twentieth century cinema from all over the world. The presence of colored actors in Italian cinema too is rich in interesting anecdotes.

“If Only” between happiness and melancholy

Ginevra Elkann's debut feature If Only, starring Riccardo Scamarcio and Alba Rohrwacher, opens this year's Locarno Film Festival.

Gabriele Muccino’s “The Best Years” in the works

Gabriele Muccino is about to wrap up the shooting of his new film The Best Years, “a portrait recounting who we are, where we come from, and where our kids will go as well.”

Alberto Barbera unveils the lineup of the 76th Venice Film Festival

Polanski, Gray, Soderbergh, Kore-eda, Assayas, Martone and Larrain feature among the biggest names at the festival, which will take place from 28 August to 7 September