Magazine article Screen International

Locarno to Honour 'Sicily!' Director Jean-Marie Straub

Magazine article Screen International

Locarno to Honour 'Sicily!' Director Jean-Marie Straub

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French auteur premiered his most recent feature, Kommunisten, at the festival in 2014.

French director Jean-Marie Straub will be presented with the Leopard of Honor at the 70th Locarno Film Festival (August 2-12).

Born in France but having worked primarily in Germany, Italy and Switzerland, his filmmaking career has spanned more than sixty years.

Straub, who regularly collaborated with his partner Danielle Huillet (who died in 2006), was known for radical and political films, including From The Clouds To The Resistance in 1968 and Sicilia! in 1999, both of which premiered in the Un Certain Regard strand at the Cannes Film Festival. …

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