Thursday, July 16, 2009

62nd Locarno Film Festival Line-up

As expected the fest announced today the line-up and noteworthy is that has 24 world premieres. Just in the International Competion there are 14 world premieres and 4 international premiers.

International Competition

A Religiosa Portuguesa (The Portuguese Nun), Eugène Green, Portugal and France, 2009
Akadimia Platonos, Filippos Tsitos, Greece and Germany, 2009
*Au Voleur, Sarah Leonor, France, 2009 (with Guillaume Depardieu)
Buben Baraban, Aleksei Mizgiryov, Russia, 2009
*Complices, Frédéric Mermoud, France and Switzerland, 2009
*Frontier Blues, Babak Jalali, Iran, UK, Italy, 2009
La Cantante de Tango, Diego Martinez Vignatti, Belgium and Argentina, 2009
La Donation, Bernard Emond, Canada, 2009
La Invencion de la Carne, Santiago Loza, Argentina, 2009
*L’Insurgee, Laurent Perreu, France, 2009
*Nothing Personal, Urszula Antoniak, Netherlands and Ireland, 2009
*Os Famosos e Os Duendes Da Morte, Esmir Filho, Brazil and France, 2009
Sham Moh (At The End of Daybreak), Ho Yuhang, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea, 2009
She, A Chinese, Xiaolu Guo, UK, France and Germany, 2009
*Shirley Adams, Oliver Hermanus, South Africa and USA, 2009
Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2009
The Search, Pema Tseden, China, 2009
Wakaranai (Where Are You?), Masahiro Kobayashi, Japan, 2008

Out of Competition
La Paura, Pippo Delbono, France, 2009

The Jury of the International Competition
Jean-Marie Blanchand, former Director of the Grand Théâtre de Genève (France)
Pascal Bonitzer, screenwriter and filmmaker (France)
Nina Hoss, actress (Germany)
Luis Miñarro, producer (Spain)
Jonathan Nossiter, filmmaker (Brazil/USA)
Alba Rohrwacher, actress (Italy)
HONG Sangsoo, filmmaker (South Korea)

Filmmakers of the Present Competition

*A Fuga, A Raiva, A Danca, A Boca, A Calma, A Vida da Mulher Gorila, Felipe Bragança and Marina Meliande, Brazil, 2009
Castro, Alejo Moguillansky, Argentina, 2008
*Hälsningar Från Skogen (Greetings From the Woods), Mikel Cee Karlsson, Sweden, 2009
Ivul, Andrew Kotting, France and Switzerland, 2009
Kærlighedens Krigere (Warriors of Love), Simon Staho, Denmark, 2009
Koprudekiler (Men on the Bridge), Asli Ozge, Germany, Turkey, Netherlands, 2009
*La Reine Des Pommes, Valerie Donzelli, France, 2009
Mirna, Corso Salani, Italy, 2009
Miiyamoto Musashi: Soken ni haseru yume (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai), Mizuho Nishikubo, Japan, 2009
Nikotoko Tou (Nikotoko Island), Takuya dairiki and Takashi Miura, Japan, 2008
*October Country, Michael Palmieri and Doanl Mosher, USA, 2009
Piombo Fuso, Stefano Savona, Italy, 2009
Sogno il Mondo il Venerdi, Pasquale Marrazzo, Italy, 2009
*The Anchorage, C. W. Winter and Anders Edstrom, USA and Sweden, 2009
The Marsdreamers, Richard Dindo, Switzerland and France, 2009
Todos Mienten, Matias Piñeiro, Argentina, 2009
*Un Transport en Commun, Dyana Gaye, France, 2009

The Jury of the Filmmakers of the Present Competition
Matías Bize, filmmaker (Chile)
Denis Côté, filmmaker (Canada)
Brillante Mendoza, filmmaker and producer (Philippines)
Angela Schanelec, filmmaker (Germany)
Ghassan Salhab, filmmaker (Lebanon)

The Jury for the Best First Feature
Esmeralda Calabria, film editor (Italy)
Sepideh Farsi, filmmaker (Iran)
Enrique Rivero, filmmaker (Mexico)

(*) First Feature

The section Ici & Ailleurs has around thirty programs of new short, medium length and feature films (26 world premiers) and here is the list of some programs.

Jeonju Digital Project 2009
Voyages read aloud, the masterpieces of Japanese Literature
Anime Now
Le Fresnoy Program
D-Generation Program

There is a huge Japanese Manga program with many films, shorts, TV series and a book that will be published in the fall, as well as an exhibition.

To check the amazing program go here and select the language of your preference, as the program is available in English, Italian, French and German.

I’m going to try to find information about the movies but with so many first films it’s going to be hard. As soon as I have the info ready, I’ll post the link here.

Not many films have trailers, but if you want to check the synopsis and some videos from the films go Movie On Companion

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