ANDY GARCIA ATTENDS THE FESTIVAL DEL FILM LOCARNO
Saturday August 15 saw the awards ceremony at the 68th Festival del film Locarno. The 2015 edition, the third under Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, was highly successful and was crowned with the award of the Pardo d’oro to the film RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN by the South Korean director HONG Sangsoo.
Carlo Chatrian comments “For eleven days Locarno has been the home for cinema that we promised in our presentations. I salute the generosity of the guests of this 68th edition, who have, through their presence, not only propelled this celebration of cinema but have also verbally illuminated the program. I am happy with the prize-list but also with all those directors, actors and professionals who have offered us such a range of emotions, entertainment, passion and amazement. Finally I want to thank this Festival’s extraordinary audience, their curiosity and pertinence: their untiring loyalty and passion constitutes Locarno’s real treasure trove.”
Among the guests who attended the Festival: Chantal Akerman, Sabine Azéma, Senta Berger, Marco Bellocchio, Júlio Bressane, Michael Cimino, Olivia Cooke, Clotilde Coureau, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Cécile de France, Andy Garcia, Joanna Hogg, HONG Sangsoo, Marthe Keller, Udo Kier, Nadav Lapid, Philippe Le Guay, Noémie Lvovsky, Mario Martone, Carmen Maura, MOON So-ri, Walter Murch, Edward Norton, Bulle Ogier, Clémence Poésy, Melvil Poupaud, Ben Rivers, Barber Schroeder, Amy Schumer, Claire Simon, Isela Vega and Andrzej Zulawski.
The 2015 Festival’s list of prize-winners, along with press articles and the “In Conversation” sessions with honored guests, are available on www.pardo.ch
The 69th Festival del film Locarno will take August 3 –13, 2016