Locarno looks East with Asian roster

Elley, Derek
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/12/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 50, p34
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The article highlights the remarks of festival director Frederic Maire about the distinct Asian flavor of the 2006 Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland. "Bliss" by Chinese director Sheng Zhimin and "Fireworks Wednesday" by Iranian director Asqar Farhadi have already confirmed for the international competition. The Open Doors section will highlight projects from cinematically less developed countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.


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