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THE GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GIFF) & THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL COPRESENT A free double program consisting of six outstanding immersive works 

At Locarno75, the old projection booth on the Piazza Grande becomes once again the theatre for an experience on the edge of film and technology.

Together with the Locarno Film Festival, August from 3 to 13, a free double program of six exceptional immersive works with day (10:00am to 02:00pm) and  night (05:00pm to 00:00am) sessions.

The Locarno75 VR joint program also includes a conversation around the future of cinema, its languages and its reception between director François Vautier and professor Kevin B. Lee (Locarno Film Festival and Università della Svizzera italiana – USI) at the BaseCamp Pop-Up, at the Istituto Sant’Eugenio in Locarno, on Tuesday, August 9 at 5:30 pm.


schedule : 10:00am – 02:00pm
sessions duration : 40 minutes
capacity : 8 people

François Vautier / France / 2017 / 6 min / Experimental, Animation, VR / ov. en, fr

An experimental deciphering in VR of Arthur C. Clarke’s visionary speech on his vision of the future, built in an artificial field inspired by electrostatic displacement and sound waves. This film allows viewers to immerse themselves in a 3D space that echoes the futuristic predictions of a visionary humanist scientist.

GIFF 2022

ODYSSEY 1.4.9 
François Vautier / France / 2019 / 8 min / Docu-fiction, VR / No dialogue

A total work imagined by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: Space Odyssey is the object of a particular cult. Here it becomes the vehicle of an immersive and interstellar journey to the heart of cinema, its photograms, its night and lights. Dizzying!

GIFF 2022

François Vautier / France / 2021 / 8 min / Fiction, VR / No dialogue

Last opus of the VR anthology of François Vautier on the human becoming, this story tells the wandering of an imposing geometry, in the heart of the nothingness, in the horizon of an infinite space and an unfathomable time. An immense tetrahedron that will soon break up to scatter and deliver a mysterious message through its change of form.

GIFF 2022


schedule : 05:00pm – 00:00am
sessions duration : 50 minutes
capacity : 8 people

18 years and older

Chou Tung-yen / Taiwan / 2020 / 15 min / Experimental, VR, Erotic / No dialogue

In a dimly lit room filled with mist, time seems to stand still as a group of men explore their sexuality. Between dream and awakening, the film plunges into an unexpected experience and takes a poetic look at desire.

GIFF 2022

©Kris Kang

Mali Arun / France / 2020 / 12 min / Thriller, VR / No dialogue

Crime scene. Individuals in protective suits in a botanical garden are looking for inanimate, naked bodies. Luxuriance of the plants, coldness of the neon lights, paleness of the flesh. Then the ritual begins. This strange thriller composed of real shots opens up a space of real virtual cinema.

GIFF 2022

Mihai Grecu / France / 2020 / 4 min / Fiction, VR / No dialogue

Painted directly on the walls of his house, Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya refers to Greek mythology, when King Cronos devoured each of his children to counter the prediction that he would be overthrown by one of his sons. Saturnism is an immersion on a human scale in one of the darkest and most haunting paintings in the history of art, where the fear of losing power drives one to madness. 

GIFF 2022


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