Like most film festivals this year, Locarno Film Festival will not be moving ahead as usual. However, they’ve found inventive ways to both celebrate filmmakers they’ve long admired and present films physically and digitally. After announcing a new initiative to support new films by Lucrecia Martel
, Lisandro Alonso
, Lav Diaz
, Wang Bing, Miguel Gomes
, and more, they’ve asked this class of talented directors to select their favorite films in Locarno history.
A Journey in the Festival’s History is devoted to Locarno’s 73-year history of showing the best in international cinema. Made up of twenty films, a selection will screen online for those in Switzerland as well as Mubi
internationally. On August 5-15, they will also screen in person at Locarno’s theaters.
Lili Hinstin, Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, said, “It would be an impossible task to present a review of the history