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Locarno: The Nordic Noir Wave

Mikkel Nørgaard's The Keeper of Lost Causes, which world premiered at the Locarno Film Festival last month, follows in the tradition of Scandinavian crime dramas that have exploded onto the international scene following the popularity of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Locarno: Egoism and Eternity on Screen

Two vastly different movies from the 66th Locarno Film Festival, Joaquim Pinto’s What Now? Remind Me and Matthew Johnson's The Dirties, find surprising common ground in their respective explorations of the act of being filmed.

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Locarno: Portraits of Past and Future Lives

Two Locarno Film Festival entries, Hong Sang-soo's Our Sunhi and Chang Tso-chi's A Time in Quchi, present mirroring portraits of characters making life-changing moves.

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Locarno: Sex and Disability in “Gabrielle” and “The Special Need” image

Locarno: Sex and Disability in “Gabrielle” and “The Special Need”

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.

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Locarno: Upstairs, Downstairs, and Brief Encounters On an Escalator

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.

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Locarno: We Had a Good Run, The Festival Fete for Paulo Rocha

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.

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Locarno: It’s “About Time” for Some Good Romance

Richard Curtis' About Time and the challenges facing the once popular romantic comedy genre.

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Locarno: Hong Sang-soo Channels the Spirit of Jacques Tati’s Comedies

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.

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Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare” image

Locarno: Chemical Amnesia and Cinematic Awareness in “Pays Barbare”

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.

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Locarno: Quentin Dupieux’s American Myths and the Double-Edged Sword of Absurdity

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.

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