cléo reviews: Locarno 2019

Isadora’s Children (2019, Damien Manivel)

Isadora’s Children (2019, Damien Manivel)

The Locarno Film Festival is renowned for its focus on true art cinema—films made by auteurs and designed to trigger profound responses in viewers. The festival’s 72nd edition followed through on that promise while also leaving space for some surprises. The best films all demonstrated deeply empathetic yet uncompromising outlooks—the kind of cinema that is both inspiring and grounded in reality.