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US Film Stars To Shine On Swiss Film Festival Of Locarno


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An action thriller with Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock is to kick off this year's Locarno Film Festival.

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Bullet Train by David Leitch is one of 17 films to be screened on Locarno's 8,000-seat open air Piazza Grande arena in the southern Swiss town.

Other world premieres are the Belgian-Swiss production Last Dance by Delphine Lehericey and Olivia Newman's Where the Crawdads Sing, based on a novel by US author Delia Owens.

Presenting the line-up for the festival on Wednesday, artistic director Giona A. Nazzaro said the 75th edition of the Locarno film event remained true to its vocation of freedom and wanted to offer a place to discover and debate film in all its forms.

“With a gaze always looking firmly to the future,” he said.

A special retrospective honours Douglas Sirk, the German director best known for his Hollywood melodramas from the 1950s. 

Laurie Anderson, an American avant-garde artist, composer and musician, will receive a special award in Locarno.

The ten-day festivalExternal link gets underway on August 3 in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. It's among the top four film events in Europe.

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