The Locarno Film Festival’s Locarno dedicated topics in post set to look at films from U.K. that are final presentation stage for it.
Locarno’s First Look concentrates on indie U.K. film segues from the fest having formed a close rapport with the British enterprise over the decades, spanning from Mike Leigh’s 1972 Golden Leopard champion “Bleak Moments” to Terence Davies’s “Distant Voices, Still Lives,” which mined the pard in 1998. The recent takeoffs last year of Andrew Legge’s “LOLA” and Charlotte Colbert’s “She Will.”
Locarno’s First Look initiative, in association with the British Film Institute (BFI), will run August 4-6. Six selected U.K. films currently in post-production will be revealed, providing their producers a chance to pitch them to global industry professionals attending the festival. The U.K. pics in the center will be presented to sales agents, buyers, programmers, and models from post-production funds.
“U.K. cinema has always been capable of capturing the spirit of the times, of blocking young and emerging cinema,” said Locarno artistic leader Giona A. Nazzaro who also stated that current editions of the fest have shown that U.K. movie production “tirelessly resumes delivering surprises.”
Katie Ellen, the BFI’s head of allocation and commercial strategy, explained.
“We have a terrific connection with Locarno and are happy that the festival has given the United Kingdom as this year’s nation of focus for the event.”
First Look is their initiative. We will be able to discover new films from some of our most intriguing filmmakers at an important moment in their development from production to screen.”
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