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Locarno 2018. Mariano Llinás's "La Flor", Part 2

The second part—342 minutes long—of Mariano Llinás’s ever-expanding and increasingly gregarious epic is a spy-themed comedy caper.

Digital Make-Believe: Imagining the Self in Pixelvision

The Fisher-Price toy camera-turned avant-garde cinema contraption inspired a new language for self-reflection.

Locarno 2018. Mariano Llinás's "La Flor", Part 1

The first part of Argentine director Mariano Llinás's three-part, eight-act, 14-hour epic proves a promising pulp anomaly.

Review: The Brilliance of Helena Howard in "Madeline’s Madeline"

Josephine Decker's film about a young actress exploited by her mother and her theatre director stars an extraordinary Helena Howard.

Revisiting a Female Adolescence with Diane Kurys and "Peppermint Soda"

The French director discusses her 1977 breakout, drawn from her own life and a rare film about teenagers told from a female point of view.

Hugh Gibson Introduces His Film "The Stairs"

"My goal was to humanize lifestyles that have been dehumanized."

Rushes. NYFF, Barry Jenkins Returns, "Man With a Movie Camera" Disassembled

This week’s essential news, articles, sounds, videos and more from the film world.

Locarno 2018. The Three Heroines

On three of the best films at Locarno: Abbas Fahdel's "Yara," Eva Trobisch's "Alles ist gut," and Sofia Bohdanowicz's "Veslemøy’s Song".

Locarno 2018. First Features and Good Samaritans

At the Locarno Festival, feature debuts by Tarik Aktaş and photographer Richard Billingham, and a Leo McCarey film starring Gary Cooper.

Locarno 2018. Looking for Laughs After HUAC

At the festival, a grave adaptation of Sterling Hayden's anguished memoir is followed by comedies about Nicolas Chauvin and Eddie Cantor.

Locarno 2018. Patterns and Atmosphere

At Locarno, Dominga Sotomayor's atmospheric competitor, and Jodie Mack and Argentine actress María Alché both make their feature debuts.

Unraveling a Family Mystery: María Alché Discusses Her Feature Debut

The Argentine actress—best known for the eponymous role in Lucrecia Martel's "The Holy Girl"—talks about her film premiering at Locarno.