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Switzerland's 63rd Locarno Film Festival opens

Switzerland's 63rd Locarno Film Festival opens
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If you are fed up with the summer sun, how about 10 days of arthouse cinema next to a beautiful Swiss lake?

The Locarno Film Festival is up and running as it bids to showcase upcoming talent from around the world.

The festival opened with fantasy thriller ‘Deep in the Woods’ by French director Benoit Jacquot. Set in 19th century France, the film centres on the daughter of a doctor who is kidnapped, raped and held captive by a warlock.

Locarno is one of the world’s oldest film festivals alongside Cannes and Venice. Now in it’s 63rd year, Switzerland’s premiere cinema event runs until mid-August.