The festival opens with Damien Chazelle's First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. Netflix is a major player, and from the Coen brothers to Mike Leigh, an impressive number of (male) star directors are in the competition.
In his new documentary, Oscar winner Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump, the US electoral system and growing social inequality. "Fahrenheit 11/9" opens this week in cinemas across North America.
The renowned festival on Lake Maggiore takes place for the last time under the direction of Carlo Chatrian, who has curated a humor-filled program for 2018. German films are contenders in Locarno's various competitions.
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