The Art(s) of Slow Cinema in Locarno

A brief post to say that I will be traveling to this year’s Locarno Film Festival. The line-up looks great, and I’m hoping to catch the new Nicolas Pereda film, Los Ausentes, and the latest by Pedro Costa, Horse Money. Lav Diaz’s new film From What Is Before is running in the competition.

After the festival, I will publish some extracts of the interview with Lav Diaz, which I will conduct while in Locarno. It’s probably going to be an edited short version of the full interview, but I will let you know.

If, by any chance, you’re in Locarno from 6 to 10 August, please drop me an email (, and perhaps we can meet up for a coffee (well, caffeine-free tea, for extra slowness) and have a slow talk about slow films.

Looking forward to it! By the way, excitement isn’t good for slowness. It ruins everything!

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Damien Manivel

Hi Nadine. I really love your blog. My film is playing tomorrow morning in locarno. It s called “un jeune poète” 11:00 at la sala. I Hope you can come and meet.

Damien Manivel 06 20 45 09 79


Hi Damien, thank you so much for your comment! I will be at the screening, yes. I think I wanted to watch it, and now that you mention it, it popped into my head again. I will leave again tomorrow, too. So I will only have about an hour, perhaps. Unfortunately my phone isn’t working. I will look out for you!

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