Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival is the most significant cinematographic event in Switzerland and among the most important in Europe. Numerous are the movies presented in four different sections: Concorso internazionale, Concorso Cineasti del presente and the sections Pardi di domani (national and international).

Piazza Grande during the Locarno Festival

The Festival's heart is surely the daily evening projection in the magnificent Piazza Grande, which transforms itself into the "most beautiful movie-theater under the stars".

The Retrospective of the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival (4-14 August), curated by Roberto Turigliatto at the behest of newly-appointed Artistic Director Giona A. Nazzaro, will be dedicated to director Alberto Lattuada.

An often under-rated filmmaker whose productive and fascinating career traversed more than four decades of Italian cinema, from his 1943 debut Giacomo l’idealista (Giacomo the Idealist) to Una spina nel cuore (A Thorn in the Heart) in 1986. In the years immediately after the Second World War, the “formalist” Lattuada successfully joined the current of Neo-Realist filmmaking, but without renouncing the refined and cultivated manner of his original background, blending that style with a taste for genre and popular storytelling.

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