The Locarno international film festival is one of the world’s leading events for motion picture arts. It has been taking place in Switzerland since 1946. The top prize is the Golden Leopard.
Put on your glad rags, the Berlin film festival is in town and Stammtisch isn't about to miss out on the glitz and glamor. This week, Damien McGuinness finds out who the rising stars are in German politics with silver-screen icons Michaela Küfner, Ines Pohl and Arne Delfs. Is there a new leading lady on the horizon to give Germany's political thriller a rom-com ending?
A touch of glamour came to the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary this week as the city hosted the 52nd international film festival. The festival is now firmly established as the most prestigious cultural event in the country, attracting an eclectic mix of backpackers and businessmen rubbing shoulders with hipster film fans and Hollywood A-listers. Rob Cameron was there and has this report.