The global premiere of Italian filmmaker Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s new thriller “Beckett,” starring John David Washington, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps, and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, will kick off the 74th Locarno Film Festival on Aug. 4.
Following the film’s Locarno premiere, Netflix will release it globally on August 13.
Cito Filomarino, whose 2010 feature “Diarchia” played in the Pardi di domani segment, returns to the Swiss festival with “Beckett.”
“’Beckett’ is a thriller that gives an original and contemporary reboot to the lessons learned from directors such as Sydney Pollack and Alan J. Pakula,” he went on. “An action film with a humanist dimension and intense civil engagement, here underpinned by a magisterial performance from John David Washington. Political commitment and great entertainment are the two main ingredients for a Piazza Grande that aims to surprise audiences and reassert the centrality of cinema in all its forms.”