Festival del film Locarno: 3 - 13 August 2011
Every August around 150,000 cinema-goers, 900 journalists and 3,000 professionals converge on the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno, right in the heart of Europe, which becomes the world capital of auteur cinema for eleven days.Throughout its 63 year history, the Festival del film Locarno has occupied a unique position in the landscape of the major film festivals.
Geographically located at the crossroads of three major regions of Switzerland, with an audience that reflects these three major European cultures (Italian, German and French), the Locarno Festival has made an asset of its special situation. Its long-standing tradition of openness and dialogue have made it an ideal platform for the promotion of national cinema from Europe and the world over, from South America to Asia.
Locarno knows no borders, geographic, thematic or stylistic, and in a dozen different sections it welcomes all kinds of films, and all kinds of formats. Then, at nightfall, before an audience of 8,000 people, the famous open-air screenings in the extraordinary setting of the Piazza Grande are celebratory and magical occasions for all movie fans.
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