The 64th Festival del film Locarno

Inauguration of the 64th Festival del film Locarno

The official opening of the 64th Festival del film Locarno takes place today, Wednesday August 3, on the Piazza Grande at 21.30 with the presentation of the official competition juries, and the screening of Super 8 by American director J.J. Abrams, produced by Steven Spielberg.
Participants in the special prize award ceremonies, discussions and Q & A sessions, and the numerous international guests for the 2011 edition include: Kabir Bedi, Guy Bedos, Daniel Brühl, Claudia Cardinale, Ingrid Caven, Daniel Craig, Gérard Depardieu, Abel Ferrara, Harrison Ford, Bruno Ganz, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Claude Goretta, Aleksei Guskov, Hannah Herzsprung, Isabelle Huppert, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Mike Medavoy, Kati Outinen, Pierre Richard, Anri Sala, Maribel Verdú, Olivia Wilde and many more.
For the occasion of the Vincente Minnelli Retrospective, the Festival is honoured to welcome the French actress Leslie Caron, one of the stars of An American in Paris (1951) and Gigi (1958). Tomorrow, Thursday August 4, the actress will appear on the Piazza Grande stage for the introduction to the Retrospective and next day at 14.00 at the Magnolia – Spazio RSI, will participate in an open discussion about her autobiography with the public.
The 64th edition of the Festival del film Locarno will conclude with the official awards ceremony on Saturday August 13.


The 64th Festival del film Locarno

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