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Here's Your Last Chance to Apply to This Year's Locarno Critics Academy

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 27, 2013 11:50 AM
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The deadline to apply is June 1st.

College-Age Critics Wanted (Again): Indiewire Could Send You to Cover the Locarno Film Festival

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 10, 2013 10:20 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Our Locarno Critics Academy, done in conjunction with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is back for 2013.

Dawn of the Millennial Zombies

  • By Beatrice Behn
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  • August 14, 2012 5:44 PM
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Many of the American indies on display at Locarno featured characters stumbling through life like George Romero creatures.

Japan From the Outside

  • By Claudia Piwecki
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  • August 14, 2012 9:59 AM
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Japan and Mexico joined forces this year at the Locarno Film Festival

Opening Doors for African Film at Locarno

  • By Zeba Blay
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  • August 13, 2012 12:56 PM
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On the small but expanding world of African independent cinema.

Milkyway Magic: The Creative Genius of Johnnie To and Soi Cheang

  • By Adam Cook
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  • August 13, 2012 8:30 AM
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Thanks to director/writer/producer Johnnie To, the commercial cinema of Hong Kong has entered a golden age. Since forming Milkyway Image Ltd. in 1996, To has helped produce over fifty films, and has directed or co-directed over half of them himself. While other Hong Kong filmmakers were being exported to America or devoting themselves to the arthouse scene, To commited himself to rehabilitating Hong Kong’s film industry with a synthesis of commercial filmmaking, expert craft, storytelling, and poetry. Largely inspired by European art cinema and classical Hollywood technique, To has imbued his action and crime films with uncommon artistry, establishing himself as one of contemporary movie culture's greatest genre filmmakers. 

Days of Future Women Past: The Films of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti

  • By Celluloid Liberation Front
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  • August 10, 2012 4:01 PM
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On the ominous and uncomfortable visions of Marco Ferreri and Ornella Muti.

Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Recalls His Past Films and Future Plans

  • By Marc Menichini
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  • August 10, 2012 10:31 AM
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The director of "Uncle Boonmee" on upcoming projects, his cinematic inspiration, and how it feels to be the president of the jury at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival.

Some Theories About Rodney Ascher's 'Room 237'

  • By Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson
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  • August 9, 2012 5:41 PM
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Is this documentary about Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" a work of criticism, or a critique of criticism?

Telling the Story of Cinema

  • By Adam Cook
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  • August 9, 2012 9:57 AM
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Making sense of the Locarno Film Festival's sprawling new sidebar, Histoire(s) du Cinéma.

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