Sunday, 17 July 2016


The lineup has been revealed for the 2016 edition of the Locarno Film Festival. The Swiss fest is an essential stop on the film calendar for cinephiles, showcasing a selection of titles on the more obscure, innovative end of the summer festival spectrum. This year will host 17 premieres competing for the top prize, the Golden Leopard, in the Concorzo Internazionale, with gala screenings for films such as Jason Bourne, The Girl with All the Gifts and Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winner I, Daniel Blake. Locarno 2016 runs from the 3rd to the 13th of August; Arturo Ripstein chairs the Concorso Internazionale jury, and Dario Argento the Concorso Cineasti del Presente jury. For the full lineup, which features details on the programmes for all 12 of the festival's strands, check out its official website.

Concorso Internazionale
Al Ma' wal Khodra wal Wajh el Hassan (Yousry Nasrallah)
Bangkok Nites (Tomita Katsuya)
Correspondencias (Rita Azevedo Gomes)
Dao Khanong (Anocha Suwichakornpong)
The Dreamlike Path (Angela Schanelec)
Godless (Ralitza Petrova)
Hermia & Helena (Matias Pineiro)
The Idea of a Lake (Milagros Mumenthaler)
Jeunesse (Julien Samani)
Maria (Michael Koch)
Mister Universo (Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel)
The Ornithologist (Joao Pedro Rodrigues)
Ostatnia Rodzina (Jan P. Matuszynski)
La Prunelle de Mes Yeux (Axelle Ropert)
Scarred Hearts (Radu Jude)
Slava (Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov)
Wet Woman in the Wind (Shiota Akihito)

Piazza Grande
Cessez-le-Feu (Emmanuel Courcol)
La Ciel Attendra (Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar)
Comboio de Sal e Acucar (Licinio Azevedo)
Dans la Forest (Gilles Marchand)
The Day It Rained (Gerd Oswald)
Endless Poetry (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
The Girl with All the Gifts (Colm McCarthy)
Gotthard (Urs Egger)
I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
Interchange (Dain Iskandar Said)
Jason Bourne (Paul Greengrass)
Mohenjo Daro (Ashutosh Gowariker)
Moka (Frederic Mermoud)
Paula (Christian Schwochow)
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (Maria Schrader)
Teo-Neol (Kim Seong Hun)
They Call Me Trinity (Enzo Barboni)
Vincent (Christophe van Rompaey)

Concorso Cineasti del Presente
Afterlove (Stergios Paschos)
Akhdar Yabes (Mohammed Hammad)
El Auge del Humano (Eduardo Williams)
The Challenge (Yuri Ancarani)
Destruction Babies (Mariko Tetsuya)
Donald Cried (Kris Avedisian)
El Futuro Perfecto (Nele Wohlatz)
Gorge Coeur Ventre (Maud Alpi)
I Had Nowhere to Go (Douglas Gordon)
L'Indomptee (Caroline Deruas)
Istirahatlah Kata-Kata (Yosep Anggi Noen)
Manana a Esta Hora (Lina Rodriguez)
Il Nido (Klaudia Reynicke)
Pescatori di Corpi (Michele Pennetta)
Viejo Calavera (Kiro Russo)