Locarno Film Festival

This report from the 66th Locarno Film Festival was posted on the frieze d/e blog: Piazza Grande, Locarno (all images courtesy: Festival del film Locarno © 2013. All rights reserved.)   Tornado warnings added a certain frisson to proceedings on the opening night of the 66th Locarno Film Festival, held in the Swiss lakeside city’s sumptuous Piazza Grande. Lightning punctuated the speeches and gave way to rough winds during the open-air screening of Baltasar Kormákur’s 2 Guns (2013), but it was the rain that eventually had us all running for shelter. Every August, the city’s main square is fitted with … Continue reading Locarno Film Festival

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

This interview with Ben Rivers and Ben Russell about their new film appeared on frieze.com: Agnieszka Gratza: How did the two of you meet? Ben Rivers: We met in Brighton. I used to run a cinemateque there with some friends for about ten years. One of the last things we did was host Ben and Jonathan Schwarz. They were travelling round with a programme called… Ben Russell: ‘The Psychoacoustic Geographers’. Rivers: That was in 2006. AG: When did you start thinking about working together? Rivers: We stayed in touch after that meeting and then we went on tour together in … Continue reading A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness