Four programs including the Critics Academy (in partnership with Film Society) are now accepting applications for the August festival in Italy. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: Ebert is remembered at a Chicago funeral; Sundance London unveils its talks and music programs; and Meryl Streep reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.
Stay up to date on film and festival news with our new FilmLinc Digests! Today: Carlo Chatrian appointed Artistic Director of Locarno, highlights from Telluride and Venice, previewing Toronto, and conversations with Paul Thomas Anderson and Ira Sachs.
Now in its 65th year, the Locarno Film Festival has reasserted itself as a place in which new and old cinema meet and merge, and as a platform for essential young cinema that may be ignored or relegated to a minor position by more commercially-oriented festivals.
In the final post in our series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Zeba Blay dissects this indie-romance film and the continued cinematic obsession with vampires and werewolves
In the fourteenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Claudia Piwecki discusses how Swiss filmmakers put the cinema of their country on display at this years festival.
In the thirteenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Marc Menichini highlights some of the Gallic talent on display at this year's festival.
In the twelfth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Marc Menichini argues for the virtues of the great filmmaker's early, studio-commissioned works.