MUBI is immensely proud to be partnering with the Locarno Film Festival to unveil a selection of 20 classic films from previous editions of the festival, all of them hand-picked by past alumni. Directors like Lucrecia Martel, Lav Diaz, Miguel Gomes, and many others have chosen individual films from the festival’s rich history. Diaz selected Michael Haneke’s haunting debut feature, The Seventh Continent, while Lisandro Alonso chose Glauber Rocha’s Entranced Earth, a hypnotizing masterpiece of the Brazilian Cinema Novo. Helena Wittmann selected Marguerite Duras’ opulent and avant-garde historical romance India Song, while master documentarian Wang Bing picked Pedro Costa’s Horse Money. Some of the films in this program have won prizes at Locarno or altered the vision of some of the world’s greatest filmmakers, whereas others have spawned entirely new cinematic movements. We hope you enjoy this deep dive into some of the most influential gems in Locarno’s history.