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.
Just as the Locarno fest aims to showcase new auteurs, this week it's also shining a spotlight on emerging film critics.
The filmmaker discusses finding subjects for her documentary about young girls adopted from China, the themes of identity and belonging, and the intimacy of the subject matter for her as an adoptive mother. Screens Thursday in Art of the Real with Q&A!
Striking a balance between glamour and a global program, Locarno chief Olivier Père has embraced American indies in competition this year.
The directors of tonight's Indie Night film, which features a powerhouse performance by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, discuss how she became attached to the project, the transition from documentary to narrative filmmaking, and the themes of loneliness and hope.
Not only a filmmaker, but a novelist, poet and photographer as well, this visionary experimental artist combined various forms of expression into what is now known as the film essay.