An action thriller with Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock is to kick off this year's Locarno Film Festival.
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Estrellas del cine estadounidense brillan en el festival suizo de Locarno
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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