Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Secures Hong Sangsoo, Andrzej Zulawski World Premieres

Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Secures Hong Sangsoo, Andrzej Zulawski World Premieres

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The Locarno Film Festival (Aug 5-15) has secured world premieres of new films from South Korea's Hong Sangsoo and Polish auteur Andrzej Zulawski for its international competition.

Sangsoo, who won 2013's Pardo in Locarno for Best Director for U ri Sunhi (Our Sunhi) and was a member of the jury in 2009, returns to the Swiss festival with Right Now, Wrong Then.

The film continues the director's creative exploration of the relationships between life and cinema with the habitual tongue-in-cheek humour that has led him to be sometimes dubbed "the Korean Woody Allen".

Zulawski will screen Cosmos, produced by Paulo Branco, based on the 1965 novel by Polish author Witold Gombrowic. The story revolves around two young men who seek the solitude of the country but their peace is disturbed when a set of random occurrences suggest to their susceptible minds a pattern with sinister meanings. …

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