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As one of the eight “Top Events of Switzerland”, the Locarno Festival is one of the world’s most important film festivals.
It offers you the opportunity to see world and international premieres including the best of contemporary arthouse cinema – with works, styles and genres from the widest variety of countries. There are film performances more or less round the clock. Thanks to its unique atmosphere and the fascinating backdrop, however, performances in the Piazza Grande are still the highlight. This famous Locarno piazza, which attracts up to 8000 spectators every evening, is a magical place and it is almost as though it was specially created for revealing the previews of next season’s films on one of Europe’s biggest screens.