We wrap up our extensive coverage of the 69th Locarno Film Festival with reflections on our favourites parts of the festival and excerpts from the various interviews we conducted throughout.
THE ORNITHOLOGIST is one of Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ most conceptually impressive films, cementing him as one of Portugal’s most impressive filmmakers.
BANGKOK NITES certifies Katsuya Tomita as one of Japan’s most important filmmakers working today, as a winding, layered, and thought-provoking meditation on history and identity.
Anocha Suwichakornpong’s first feature since her 2009 debut MUNDANE HISTORY is a compelling portrayal of creative process and the inability to transcend Earthly limitations.
LA PRUNELLE DE MES YEUX is an unusually self-aware romantic comedy from La Lettre du Cinéma critic turned director, Axelle Ropert.
CORRESPONDÊNCIAS is an alluring look at epistolary intimacies, that unfortunately alienates in its obtuseness and length.
We spoke to Akihiko Shiota at Locarno to talk about his latest film WET WOMAN IN THE WIND, the roman porno genre that it seeks to remould, and the manner in which Shiota approached making such a particular film.
We spoke to Katsuya Tomita at Locarno to talk about his latest film BANGKOK NITES, the intersections shared in Japan and Thailand’s histories and identity, the process behind the film, and the inspiration other filmmakers had on the work.
Director Matias Piñeiro relocates to America in HERMIA & HELENA, his latest riff on Shakespeare that manages to be both exciting and moving.
The adaptation of Mike Carey’s 2014 novel is a refreshing take on post-apocalyptic sci-fi, with an excellent breakout performance by Sennia Nanua.