Locarno 2012 Diary: Boy vs. Girl image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Boy vs. Girl

In the eighth a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Beatrice Behn dissects the fraught gender dynamics of Ruby Sparks.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: The Specter of Pornography image

Locarno 2012 Diary: The Specter of Pornography

In the seventh of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Celluloid Liberation Front discusses three different depictions of opportunism, exploitation, and obscenity.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Illusions Against Reality in Pablo Larraín’s “No” image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Illusions Against Reality in Pablo Larraín’s “No”

In the sixth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Claudia Piwecki discusses the blending of history and fiction in this award-winning Chilean film starring Gael García Bernal.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: My River Runs to Thee: New Films from Apichatpong Weerasethakul image

Locarno 2012 Diary: My River Runs to Thee: New Films from Apichatpong Weerasethakul

In the sixth in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Adam Cook discusses two quiet, contemplative shorts from the master Thai filmmaker.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Different Shades of the Male Ideal image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Different Shades of the Male Ideal

In the fifth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Zeba Blay touches on heroic journeys, hard-boiled cops, and divergent visions of masculinity and authority.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Expectation and Discovery image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Expectation and Discovery

In the fourth in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Michael Nordine covers Berberian Sound Studio and Padroni di Casa.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Compliance and its Law Abiding Tormenters image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Compliance and its Law Abiding Tormenters

In the third of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Celluloid Liberation Front describes Compliance as "a monstrous story" that feels "urgent and timely."

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Unexpected Haneke Sequel? Shortland’s “Lore” Explores Purest Product of Fascism

In the second in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Beatrice Behn explores the tangled moral and political landscape of Cate Shortland’s Lore.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Policiers, Premingers, and Punk Love

In the first in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson reflects on upturned trailers, femme fatales, and a sharp-toothed teen romance.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike image

Locarno 2012 Diary: Meet The Critics, Emerging & Established Alike

Just as the Locarno fest aims to showcase new auteurs, this week it's also shining a spotlight on emerging film critics.

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