Cinema all'aperto itinerante: festeggiamo i 75 anni del Festival



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Festival films under the stars of the region

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Locarno Film Festival, the Lago Maggiore and Valleys region offers the population an interesting opportunity to meet and get closer to the Festival, an appropriate tribute outside the ten days of the national film event par excellence. Thus, was born the idea of proposing a traveling openair cinema event, bringing the experience of the big screen to eight suggestive locations in the region.


The following screenings will start at 9.30 pm, after a short presentation of the project and the Locarno Film Festival:

Friday 3 June 2022 – Lido di Locarno
Little Miss Sunshine, by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Friday 10 June 2022 – Portigon di Minusio
Europa ’51, by Roberto Rossellini

Friday 17 June 2022 – Piazza di Sonogno
American Graffiti, by George Lucas

Saturday 25 June 2022 – Lido di Tenero
I basilischi, by Lina Wertmüller

Friday 1 July 2022 – Piazza di Cevio
Il legionario, by Hleb Papou

Friday 8 July 2022 – Meriggio di Losone
Das Leben der Anderen, by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Saturday 16 July 2022 – Centro Sociale Onsernonese a Russo
I soliti ignoti, by Mario Monicelli

Friday 22 July 2022 – Sagrato di Vira-Gambarogno
Magnificent Obsession, by Douglas Sirk

These eight screenings will be followed by two openair screenings proposed by LocarnoKids in collaboration with Ascona:

Wednesday 27 July 2022 – Piazza Torre Ascona
Nachtwald, by André Hörmann

Thursday 28 July 2022 – Piazza Torre Ascona
Wolf Children - Ame e Yuki i bambini lupo, by Mamoru Hosoda

Any movements in case of bad weather will be promptly reported on the website and on the social channels (Facebook and Instagram)

Film selection

The selection of the films is curated by the Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, Giona A. Nazzaro, who offers the population eight exciting titles that have made the history of the Festival and that continue to arouse great emotions at any age.

The films will be shown in their original language (Italian, French, German or English) and subtitled in Italian, in order to make the experience accessible to the region's public.

Participate and win!

During all the evenings, a person will be selected from the audience who will receive a general pass, kindly offered by the Locarno Film Festival, to participate in the 75th Locarno Film Festival which will be held from 3 to 13 August.

In addition, competitions will be offered on the social channels in order to win additional entries at the Locarno Film Festival.


The project was born from the intercommunal Culture Commission of the region Lago Maggiore and Valleys, a group that brings together all the political heads of Culture of the region. To carry out the project, the Commission has formed a working group, whose members are: Claudio Berger, Simona Canevascini, Nancy Lunghi, Roberto Pomari, Peter Praz?a?k and Oliviero Ratti. While the coordination of the event was entrusted to Giulia Fazioli.

Memberships, collaborations and sponsors

The following Municipalities of the region contributed to the financing of the project Avegno Gordevio, Bosco Gurin, Brione s. Minusio,Campo Vallemaggia, Centovalli, Cerentino, Cevio, Cugnasco-Gerra, Gambarogno, Gordola, Lavertezzo, Lavizzara, Linescio, Locarno, Losone, Maggia, Mergoscia, Minusio, Onsernone, Orselina, Ronco s. Ascona, Tenero-Contra, Terre di Pedemonte, Verzasca.

Ascona indirectly participates in the project by offering two screenings in collaboration with LocarnoKids and therefore dedicated to the younger public.

Furthermore, the project is made possible thanks to the close collaboration with the Amici del Cinema del Gambarogno, the Cinematografo Ambulante, the Locarno Film Festival, Radio Ticino and the PalaCinema Locarno and thanks to the precious sponsorship by the enjoyARENA group and the Fondazione Cultura nel Locarnese.

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Date: from 03.06.2022 to 28.07.2022
Place: different places in the region Lago Maggiore and Valleys
Time: 9.30 pm

Entry: free


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