Magazine article Screen International

Carlo Chatrian to Succeed Olivier Pere at Locarno

Magazine article Screen International

Carlo Chatrian to Succeed Olivier Pere at Locarno

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Italian-born writer and festival programmer Carlo Chatrian has been chosen by Locarno Festival's Board of Governors to succeed Olivier Père as the artistic director and officially take up his post from Nov 1.

The decision was made at a special meeting of the Governors on Tuesday morning after Père's announcement last week that he would be leaving the festival to head up Arte France Cinéma.

Chatrian, who has been the director of the Film Commission Vallée d'Aoste Foundation since last year, is no stranger to Locarno. He began working with the festival from 2002, was part of the selection committee from 2006 to 2009 and also curated the festival's recent retrospectives dedicated to Nanni Moretti, Manga Impact, Ernst Lubitsch, Vincente Minnelli, and Otto Preminger.

Commenting on Chatrian's appointment, Festival President Marco Solari said: "I have been keeping a watchful eye on Carlo Chatrian for several years now. …

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