OTT platform MUBI will partner with the Locarno Film Festival to unveil ‘A Journey in the Festival’s History’, a selection of 20 classic films from previous editions of the event, each hand-picked by past alumni. Audiences will be able to relive and rediscover online – 20 films from the 72-years history of the festival that have been chosen by the 22 authors whose projects have been selected to participate in another section titled ‘The Films After Tomorrow’.
Directors including Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes, and many others have chosen individual films from the festival’s rich history, from Michael Haneke’s haunting debut feature, The Seventh Continent to Kidlat Tahimik’s The Perfumed Nightmare and Marguerite Duras’ India Song.
The Locarno Film Festival – unique in Switzerland – is more than just a showcase for world cinema. Its name stands for auteur cinema of great quality and for retrospectives of the work of important directors who are unrivalled in their field. The 73rd edition of the festival will pay tribute to Swiss and international filmmaking. This year, because of the corona situation, the Locarno Film Festival is going online. The official theme of the 2020 festival is ‘For the Future of Films