Adriana Floridia participated in the 2013 Locarno Film Critics Academy. In this article from the recent festival, she explores sexuality among people living with disabilities in two films that screened at the event, Gabrielle and The Special Need.
Public and domestic space inform the storytelling in Joanna Hogg's Exhibition and Claire Simon's Gare du Nord, both of which premiered at the recent Locarno Film Festival.
Locarno celebrated late Portuguese filmmaker Paulo Rocha's prolific career with screenings of his latest film, If I Were a Thief... I'd Steal, and his debut, The Green Years, which won Best First Feature at the fest 50 years ago.
In this dispatch from the festival, Locarno Critics Academy member Ingrid Raison takes a look at Korean director Hong Sang-soo's Our Sunhi and its universal comic elements, comparing the film to French filmmaker/actor Jacques Tati's work.
In their new film, avant-garde documentary filmmakers Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi resculpt home movies from the Italian occupation of Ethiopia into a damning deconstruction of fascism and colonialism.
James Berclaz-Lewis is a member of the second annual Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival. In this dispatch from the festival, he looks at the good cop-bad cop role in Quentin Dupieux's Wrong Cops.
Locarno's The Amazing Catfish and Gloria fill a screen void left by Hollywood: movies with smart stories featuring female protagonists. But if Catfish and Gloria make it to American shores, audiences will likely be seduced by the strong performances of these two lead actresses.
The 66th annual Locarno Film Festival is buzzing with budding talent. Through its history of combining commercial and independent cinema, as well as its many young filmmaker initiatives, Locarno has also become a dynamic setting for new faces.