Locarno Film Review: ‘Dragonfly Eyes’

Given the film’s inherent lack of compositional interest, more than this ridiculous story would be needed to say anything beyond the most superficial observations on the state of the world......»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 13th, 2017

Locarno: Sales Agent Pick-Ups, Expansion, Digital Drive Early Industry Agenda

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Memento Films Int., Films Boutique, Luxbox, Wide Management, Stray Dogs, and New Europe Film Sales have all swooped on titles in the run-up to the 70th Locarno Festival, Europe’s biggest mid-Summer film event, as two issues look set to dominate its early industry agenda: Further Locarno Fest overseas expansion, as festival reshape... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 2nd, 2017

"Outlander" Season 2 Finale Writers Discuss Those Big Moments From "Dragonfly In Amber"

The cast and producers of Starz's "Outlander" weren't wrong when they predicted viewers would need tissues to watch the show's Season 2 finale – "Dragonfly in Amber.".....»»

Category: topSource: accesshollywoodJul 11th, 2016

Locarno: ‘Let the Corpses Tan,’ ‘Iceman,’ ’Winter Brothers,’ ‘Lucky’ Lead Buzz and Biz

LOCARNO, Switzerland — “Let the Corpses Tan,” “Iceman,” “Winter Brothers” and “Lucky” led biz or buzz as Locarno headed towards its final straits on Wednesday morning, with, of new films, “Three Peaks” and “A Skin So Soft” having drawn to date maybe the biggest critical plaudits – often the driver  of subsequent sales on Locarno... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 9th, 2017

Locarno: ‘Let the Corpses Tan,’ ‘Iceman,’ ’Winter Brothers,’ ‘Lucky’ Lead Buzz and Bizz

LOCARNO, Switzerland — “Let the Corpses Tan,” “Iceman,” “Winter Brothers” and “Lucky” led biz or buzz as Locarno headed towards its final straits on Wednesday morning, with, of new films, “Three Peaks” and “A Skin So Soft” having drawn to date maybe the biggest critical plaudits – often the driver  of subsequent sales on Locarno... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 9th, 2017

Locarno Film Review: ‘Dragonfly Eyes’

Given the film’s inherent lack of compositional interest, more than this ridiculous story would be needed to say anything beyond the most superficial observations on the state of the world......»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 13th, 2017

Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Lucy’ To Open Locarno Film Festival; Brazil’s Take On ‘Rising Star’ Gets Season 2 Renewal; Mor

‘Lucy’ To Open Locarno Film Festival Luc Besson’s Lucy is set to open the Locarno Film Festival on August 6. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in the sci-fi pic about a woman caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineApr 19th, 2017

Locarno: Swiss Dominik Locher’s ‘Goliath’ Scooped Up by Wide Management (EXCLUSIVE)

Driving into new talent, Loic Magneron’s Paris-based Wide Management has swooped on world sales rights to Dominik Locher’s “Goliath,” the only majority-Swiss film in main competition at this year’s Locarno, Switzerland’s biggest film festival. Deal excludes Switzerland and is non-exclusive for Germany. World premiering at Locarno, where Wide, a fixture at the Swiss Festival, will... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 20th, 2017

Film Republic Acquires ‘El Tiempo Nublado’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO – On the near eve of Locarno, Xavier Henry-Rashid’s London-based Film Republic has acquired world sales rights to Arami Ullon’s “El tiempo nublado,” that features next Tuesday in this year’s Locarno Fest’s Panorama Suisse. Pascal Tra.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2014

Locarno, Transilvania Fests Pact to Promote Young Romanian Directors

LONDON — Locarno Film Festival and Transilvania Intl. Film Festival will join forces to promote the winning Romanian directors from Transilvania Pitch Stop at Locarno Industry Days, which runs Aug. 9-11. The young directors will have the opportunity.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMay 13th, 2017

Locarno: Casa Wabi, Mantarraya Launch Film Prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Mexico’s Mantarraya Group, producer of Cannes Best Director winners Carlos Reygadas (2012’s “Post Tenebras Lux”) and Amat Escalante (2013’s “Heli”), is establishing another festival presence in Europe, teaming with art foundation Fundación Casa Wabi to adjudicate a new prize at the Locarno Festival’s newly competitive Signs of Life section. Opening this year... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 12th, 2017

Locarno: Dawood Hilmandi’s ‘Badeszenen’ and We Ra’s ‘One Summer Day’ Win Open Doors Top Awards

LOCARNO, Switzerland —  Dawood Hilmandi’s “Badeszenen” and We Ra’s “One Summer Day” won the biggest awards at the Locarno Festival’s Open Doors co-production forum. A magic-realistic tale, ”Badeszenen” is produced by Mohamed Husain Naikzad at Bamiyan Film Production with offices in Afghanistan and Amsterdam. It follows Yoro, a motherless 12-year-old kid who serves his father’s two... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 8th, 2017

Locarno: Estonia’s ‘Portugal’ Wins Top First Look Prize

LOCARNO, Switzerland —  Making good on its buzz coming into Locarno, “Portugal,” the debut film feature of renowned Estonian playwright Laurie Lagle, took the top First Look prize on Sunday at Locarno’s Festival, as Locarno’s three day pix-in-post showcase, focusing this year on Baltic Cinema, came to an end. “Portugal’s” prize, Euros 65,000 ($76,560) in... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 6th, 2017

Locarno: Fandango Closes Raft of Sales on ‘Loves That Cannot Belong to This World’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Fandango Sales has closed multiple deals on Italian director Francesca Comencini’s romantic dramedy “Stories of Love That Cannot Belong to This World,” ahead of the film’s world premiere Sunday on the Locarno Film Festival’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. The Rome-based sales unit of producer Domenico Procacci Fandango shingle has sold “Stories of Love” to... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 5th, 2017

Locarno: Alief Enters Sales Biz, Acquiring Int’l on Artizm’s ‘Scary Mother’ (EXCLUSIVE)

LOCARNO, Switzerland — London and Tbilisi-Based Alief LLC, an international player on Georgia’s film scene, is moving into the world sales business, acquiring international rights to “Scary Mother,” a Locarno Cineastes of the Present title. The sales deal was struck Friday by Alief and Artizm, “Scary Mother’s” Georgian producer. It includes festival reprsentation. Alief’s move... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 5th, 2017

Todd Haynes to Receive Locarno Lifetime Achievement Award

ROME – The Locarno Film Festival will pay homage to Todd Haynes with its Pardo d’Onore Manor lifetime achievement award. The Oscar-nominated U.S. director will also be celebrated by the prominent Swiss fest with screenings of his latest film “Wonderstruck” and also his first feature “Poison,” which competed in Locarno in 1991. Haynes is expected to make... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJul 18th, 2017

Locarno: Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon Win First European Casting Director Award

LOCARNO, Switzerland — The Locarno Film Festival’s innovative European Casting Director Award has spawned its first winner(s): France’s Antoinette Boulat and Elsa Pharaon for discovering first-timer Rod Paradot and casting him as the lead in Em.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 7th, 2016

Locarno Fest’s Alliance for Development Seeks to Improve European Co-Prods

LOCARNO, Switzerland — The Locarno Film Festival is seeking to improve the dynamics of European co-productions by fostering early stage collaborations between producers in Germany, Italy, France, and Switzerland through its Alliance for Development,.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 6th, 2016

Locarno Fest Open Doors Lab Announces Winners

LOCARNO -The Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors co-production lab dedicated to works from Sub-Saharan Africa has picked its winners out of twelve selected projects. They are: - “I Am Not a Witch” by Zambian director Rungano Nyoni. This coming-of.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 25th, 2017

Locarno: Sri Lanka’s Sky Entertainers Presents Line-Up At Open Doors Lab

LOCARNO, Switzerland — Leading Sri Lanka production outfit Sky Entertainers, headed by Rasitha Jinasena, is presenting a multi-title slate at Locarno which, taken together. suggest how the South Asia production scene is growing not only in production volume and values but approximation to international independent production around much of the world. Whether Prasanna Jayakody’s “Mahamaya,”... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 8th, 2017

Locarno: Director Felipe Hirsch on ‘Severina,’ Jorge Luis Borges, Women

LOCARNO, Switzerland — If the Locarno Festival were to draw up a list of candidates for next year’s Raimondo Rezzonico Prize, given to an outstanding independent director, it could bear a thought for RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira. Just this year, two of his productions, Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” and Geremy Jasper’s “Patti... Read more ».....»»

Category: topSource: varietyAug 8th, 2017