Locarno 2022: Brad Pitt and Sophie Marceau in selection, Matt Dillon honored by the Festival…

Locarno 2022: brad pitt and sophie marceau in selection, matt dillon honored by the festival...

For its 75th edition, which takes place from August 3 to 13, 2022, the Locarno film festival offers a major event with 226 films screened. “Bullet Train” with Brad Pitt opens the festivities.

For its 75th edition, from August 3 to 13, 2022, the Locarno Film Festival is thinking big: 226 films screened, international stars expected and many surprises.

Located in a magical place, between the Alps and the shores of Lake Maggiore, the city becomes the capital of international cinema for a few days. “True to its commitment to freedom, for its 75th anniversary Locarno aims to be a place where one can discover and discuss cinema in all its
demonstrations. With an eye always resolutely turned towards the future”, says artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro.

This special year opens with a great moment with the screening, this Wednesday, August 3, of Bullet Train by David Leitch with brad pitt. More than 8,000 people will gather in the Piazza Grande square to discover the film that will launch the festivities. Guaranteed show.

Many film figures will be honored during the festival. The filmmaker Kelly Reichardt will receive the Pardo d’onore Manor; Laurie Andersonthe Vision Award Ticinomoda; Gitanjali Raothe Locarno Kids Award la Mobiliare; Jason Blumthe award for best independent producer; Costa Gavrasthe Pardo alla carriera Ascona-Locarno and Matt Dillonthe Lifetime Achievement Award.

The actress Daisy Edgar Jonesrevealed by the series Normal People and featured in Where the crayfish sing, will receive the Leopard Club Award. As for Aaron Taylor Johnsonpresent alongside Brad Pitt in Bullet Train, he will receive the Excellence Award.

And the movies then? Several French women are expected, in particular Sophie Marceau in A woman of our time by Jean-Paul Civeyrac; Laura Calamy in Annie Anger by Blandine Lenoir, or even Juliette Binochewho co-stars with Morgan Freeman in Paradise Highway by Anna Gutto.

The International Competition:

Ariyippu by Mahesh Narayanan
Sermon to the Fish (Balıqlara xütbə) by Hilal Baydarov
Bowling Saturn by Patricia Mazuy
De noche los gatos son pardos by Valentin Merz
Gigi la legge by Alessandro Comodin
Tales of the Purple by Abbas Fahdel
Human Flowers of Flesh by Helena Wittmann
He pataffio by Francesco Lagi
Matter Out of Place by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Nacao Valente by Carlos Conceicao
paw by Ann Oren
Regra 34 by Julia Murat
Serviam – Ich will dienen by Ruth Mader
Skazka by Aleksandr Sokurov
Stella is in love by Sylvie Verheyde
Stone Turtle by Ming Jin Woo
Tengo sueños eléctricos by Valentina Maurel

Piazza Grande:

Everything About Martin Suter. Everything but the Truth by André Schäfer
Annie Anger by Blandine Lenoir
Bullet Train by David Leitch
compartment killers from Costa Gavras
Delta by Michele Vannucci
Home Of The Brave by Laurie Anderson
Imitation Of Life by Douglas Sirk
last dance by Delphine Lehericey
Medusa Deluxe by Thomas Hardiman
My Neighbor Adolf by Leon Prudovsky
Paradise Highway by Anna Gutto
PianoPiano by Nicola Prosatore
Printed Rainbow by Gitanjali Rao
Semret by Caterina Mona
A woman of our time by Jean Paul Civeyrac
You won’t get my hate by Kilian Riedhof
Where the crayfish sing by Olivia Newman

To discover the entire selection, go to here.

What movie will follow Vengeance is mine and everyone else pays cash Indonesian Edwin, awarded the Golden Leopard in 2021? Answer on August 13th.

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