This year’s Locarno Film Festival (Aug 7 -17) lineup includes Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Joseph Gordon-Levitt plane thriller 7500, which gets its world premiere at the Swiss showcase.
The 72nd edition of the festival marks the first for incoming artistic director Lili Hinstein who has taken over from Carlo Chatrian. As ever, there is a strong contingent of European and Asian arthouse movies and the Piazza Grande section includes a handful of titles with more mainstream appeal, such as Tarantino’s Cannes pic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which rolls out globally in August.
Alongside Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, the open air Piazza Grande screenings will include the world premieres of German-produced hijack thriller-drama 7500, Carice Van Houten starrer Instinct, UK comedy actor Simon Bird’s directorial debut Days Of The Bagnold Summer, French director Stéphane Demoustier’s La Fille Au Bracelet (The Girl With A Bracelet), Italian pic Magari with Riccardo Scamarcio and Alba Rohrwache, and Valérie Donzelli’s Notre Dame. Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s To The Ends Of The Earth will also be among international premieres. Read more