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Locarno to start European tour

Locarno in Rome – September 1/6
September 1-6: the Italian capital will host “I Grandi Festival – Locarno a Roma” (The Big Festivals – Locarno in Rome). Roman audiences will have the opportunity to see a range of films from the most recent edition of the Locarno event. In addition, this year, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of this initiative, a retrospective program will present ten Italian films that have marked the history of the Locarno Festival. Full program information will be available from August 31 on the website

Locarno in Paris – MK2 Cinema Quai de Loire – September 8/14
For the very first time, Parisian audiences will also have an opportunity to see a sample from the Festival del film Locarno’s official selection. September 8–14, the MK2 cinema Quai de Loire in Paris will present a dozen films from this year’s Festival, selected from the Piazza Grande, and the two feature films competitions. Screenings will include Eran Riklis’s The Human Resources Manager, which won the audience prize, the Prix du public UBS, Benoit Jacquot’s Au fond des bois, Christophe Honoré’s Homme au bain and Isild Le Besco’s Bas-Fonds. Full program information at

Locarno in Milan – September 15
As it does every year Milan will also screen some of the standout films from the 63rd edition of the Festival. On Wednesday September 15 a selection of Locarno’s award-winning films will feature as part of the “Panoramica 2010” event. Films for the event will be announced in early September on the website

Locarno in Paris – Pardi di domani at the Centre culturel suisse – September 22/24
September 22 - 24, the Swiss Cultural Centre in Paris will devote three evenings to the 20th anniversary of the short film section Pardi di domani, with a selection of films from this year’s two competitions, national and international, and a retrospective of the best shorts presented at Locarno over the past two decades.

Locarno in Lugano – Le Vie dei Pardi – September 24/26
The traditional “Le Vie dei Pardi” event will take place from Friday September 24 to Sunday 26 at the Cinema Cittadella in Lugano. Now in its ninth consecutive year, the event has been organised by the Dicastero Giovani ed Eventi of the City of Lugano in collaboration with the Festival del film Locarno. Entry to all three evenings is free and no advance booking is necessary.


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