Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Film Festival to Honour Todd Haynes

Magazine article Screen International

Locarno Film Festival to Honour Todd Haynes

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Director’s latest film Wonderstruck will screen at the festival.

Todd Haynes will receive an honorary award at this year’s Locarno Film Festival (Aug 2-12).

The director, screenwriter and producer will collect the Pardo d’Onore Manor prize on Monday, Aug. 7. The festival will also screen his upcoming film Wonderstruck alongside Poison, which first appeared at Locarno in 1991.

Wonderstruck stars Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Millicent Simmonds and competed for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Haynes’ previous films include Far From Heaven, Carol and I’m Not There.

Poison screens in the Locarno70 sidebar, which celebrates the 70-year history of the festival.

Carlo Chatrian, artistic director of the Locarno Festival, said: “In his seven feature films to date Todd Haynes has shaped out an original universe in which his familiarity with U. …

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