FESTIVAL TOUS ECRANS AND FESTIVAL DEL FILM LOCARNO OPEN ANEW VENUE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY AT LA ROTONDA


31 July to 13 August 2016, From 6 to 9 pm (Grand Hotel Swisscom, La Rotonda, Locarno)

Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans has become Festival del film Locarno’s new Virtual Reality Partner. In association with Swisscom and the Ticinese event, the Festival will open a VR bar inside the Grand Hotel Swisscom, in the entirely re-designed space of La Rotonda, only a few steps away from Piazza Grande. Every evening from 31 July to 13 August, the venue will present a programme of nine virtual reality filmsfrom all over the world by such artists and directors as Chris Milk & Spike Jonze, Félix & Paul and French writer, scriptwriter and director Vincent Ravalec. The public will also get to immerse themselves in the shooting of Bruno Dumont’s latest film Ma Loute (‘Slack Bay’), which was in competition at the last Cannes Festival.