Locarno Film Festival

Human Flowers of Flesh – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Helena Wittman’s extraordinary seafaring anti-epic is a prime contender for the big prize at the 2022 Locarno Film Festival.

Little Ones – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Debut director Julie Lerat-Gersant offers up a vivid character study of a pregnant teen who’s adamant to give up her baby.

Fairytale – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Alexander Sokurov offers a collegial walking tour through limbo with Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin and Churchill. It’s completely mad.

Five of the best films from the 74th Locarno Film Festival

By Josh Slater-Williams

The global pandemic seeped into this year’s programme in some unusual and surprising ways.

How to capture death on film

By Ross McDonnell

Two prizewinning films at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival – Mrs Fang and 3/4 – attempt to do just that.

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