Locarno Film Festival Unveils World and International Premieres for Competition

The Locarno Film Festival is one of the world's oldest. The Swiss lake-side summer event regularly attract thousands including U.S. filmmakers during its ten-day run. The fest has raised its profile in recent years and this year the event will feature 19 films screening as international or world premieres competing for the event's top "Pardo d'oro" grand prize. U.S. entries include Jack and Diane, Compliance, Museum Hours, Somebody Up There Likes Me and Museum Hours. The festival will open with the world premiere of Nick Love's The Sweeney August 1st

The festival also has a nightly out of competition "Piazza Grande" lineup of films, which are screened outside on the (you guessed it…) Piazza Grande against the backdrop of the city's picturesque lake. The competition and Piazza Grande lineups follow. The lineup in the festival's other sections can be found on their website (http://www.pardolive.ch/en/Pardo-Live/today-at-the-festival.html;jsessionid=A6B115468942A214FBD6F7D199332475). Locarno runs August 1 - 11.

Competition - A jury will choose one of the 19 competing fiction or documentary features, which are screening as world or international premieres, to win the festival's top prize: the Pardo d’oro.

A Última Vez Que Vi Macao (The Last Time I Saw Macao) by João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra da Mata
 Portugal/France – 2012 – 85 min 
with João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata, Cindy Crash 
World Premiere

Berberian Sound Studio by Peter Strickland
 United Kingdom/Germany/Australia – 2012 – 89 min 
with Tobey Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Susanna Cappellaro, Cosimo Fusco 
International Premiere

Compliance by Craig Zobel
United States – 2012 – 90 min
 with Ann Dowd, Matt Servito, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Phillipp Ettinger - 
International Premiere

Der Glanz Des Tages (The Shine of Day) by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Austria – 2012 – 90 min 
with Philipp Hochmair, Walter Saabel 
World Premiere

Image Problem by Simon Baumann and Andreas Pfiffner             Switzerland – 2012 – 92 min 
 First Feature - World Premiere

Jack and Diane by Bradley Rust Gray 
United States – 2011 – 106 min 
with Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Cara Seymour, Kylie Minougue - 
International Premiere               

La Fille De Nulle Part (The Girl from Nowhere) by Jean-Claude Brisseau
France – 2012 – 91 min
 with Jean-Claude Brisseau, Virginie Legeay 
World Premiere

Leviathan by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
 United Kingdom/United States/France – 2012 – 83 min
- World Premiere

Los Mejores Temas (Greatest Hits) by Nicolás Pereda Mexico/Canada/Netherlands – 2012 – 102 min
Production: Interior13 Cine - World Premiere

Mobile Home by François Pirot
Belgium/Luxembourg – 2012 – 95 min 
with Arthur Dupond, Guillaume Gouix, Jackie Berroyer, Jean-Paul Bonnair, Eugénie Anselin 
First Feature - World Premiere

Museum Hours by Jem Cohen
Austria/United States – 2012 – 107 min
 with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits - 
World Premiere

Padroni Di Casa (The Landlords) by Edoardo Gabbriellini
 Italy – 2012 – 90 min
 with Valerio Mastandrea, Elio Germano, Gianni Morandi, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - 
World Premiere

Playback by Sho Miyake
Japan – 2012 – 113 min 
with Jun Murakami, Kiyohiko Shibukava, Masaki Miura, Makiko Watanabe
 First Feature - World Premiere

Polvo by Julio Hernández Cordón
 Guatemala/Spain/Chile/Germany – 2012 – 80 min 
with Agustin Ortíz Pérez, Eduardo Spiegeler, Alejandra Estrada, María Telón Soc - 
World Premiere                                                 

Somebody Up There Likes Me by Bob Byington
 United States – 2011 – 76 min
 with Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Stephanie Hunt, Marshall Bell - International Premiere

Starlet by Sean Baker 
United States – 2012  – 104 min
 with Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve, James Ransone, Karren Karagulian - International Premiere

The End of Time by Peter Mettler
 Switzerland/Canada – 2012 – 109 min
Documentary - 
World Premiere

Une Estonlenne a Paris by Ilmar Raag
 France/Estonia/Belgium – 2012 – 94 min
with Jeanne Moreau, Ita Ever, Fabrice Colson, Laine Mägi - 
World Premiere

Wo Hai You Hua Yao Shuo (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang
 South Korea – 2012 – 70 min
 with Nai An, Kate Wen, Sun Ming - 
International Premiere

The Piazza Grande - which seats up to 8,000 viewers a night, is both the heart of the festival and its showcase.

Bachelorette by Leslye Headland 
United States – 2011 – 91 min 
with Lizzy Caplan, Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, James Marsden
 - International Premiere

Bonjour Tristesse by Otto Preminger 
United States – 1958 – 94 min
 with Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jane Seberg, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
Retrospettiva Otto Preminger

Camille Redouble by Noémie Lvovsky
 France – 2012 – 115 min 
with Noémie Lvovsky, Samir Guesmi, Yolande Moreau, Michel Vuillermoz
 - International Premiere

Das Missenmassaker (The Swiss Miss Massacre) by Michael Steiner Switzerland – 2012 – 95 min
 with Meryl Valerie, Lisa Maria Bärenbold, Patrick Rapold, Mike Müller, Martin Rapold, Nadine Vinzens - 
World Premiere

Lore by Cate Shortland
 Germany/Australia/United Kingdom – 2012 – 110 min 
with Saskia Rosendahl, Kai Malina, Nele Trebs, Ursina Lardi
 - International Premiere

Magic Mike by Steven Soderbergh 
United States – 2012 – 110 min 
with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Olivia Munn, Alex Pettyfer

More Than Honey by Markus Imhoof
 Switzerland/Germany/Austria – 2012 – 91 min
Documentary - 
World Premiere - Closing Film

Motorway by Soi Cheang 
Hong Kong – 2012 – 90 min 
with Anthony WONG, Shawn YUE, GUO Xiaodong  
European Premiere - Pardo alla carriera Johnnie To

Nachtlarm (Lullaby Ride) by Christoph Schaub
 Switzerland/Germany – 2012 – 94 min
 with Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich - 
World Premiere

No by Pablo Larraín 
Chile/United States/Mexico – 2012 – 110 min 
with Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegerz, Luis Gnecco

Quelques Heures de Printemps by Stéphane Brizé
 France – 2012 – 108 min with Vincent Lindon, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hélène Vincent - 
World Premiere

Ruby Sparks by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
 United States – 2012 – 104 min
 with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina
International Premiere

Sightseers by Ben Wheatley
 United Kingdom – 2012 – 89 min
 with Alice Lowe, Eileen Davis, Steve Oram, Monica Dolam

The Black Balloon by Josh and Benny Safdie
 United States – 2012 – 21 min with Larry Sloman, Eleonore Hendricks, Mustafa Bekiroglu, Kennon Bltut, William Skinner - 
International Premiere

The Sweeney by Nick Love 
United Kingdom – 2012 – 90 min
 with Damian Lewis, Hayley Atwell, Ray Winstone, Paul Anderson
 - World Premiere - Opening Film

While We Were Here by Kat Coiro 
United States – 2012 – 83 min
 with Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Jamie Blackley, Claire Bloom
 - International Premiere

Wrong by Quentin Dupieux 
France – 2012 – 94 min 
with Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, Steve Little
European Premiere