Locarno to fete Vincente Minnelli

'Gigi,' 'American in Paris,' 'Band Wagon' among pics to screen

The 64th Locarno Film Festival will pay tribute to Vincente Minnelli’s legacy with a complete retrospective of his work, a panel and a new book dedicated to the late Hollywood great.

Locarno artistic topper Olivier Pere praised Minnelli’s work as “marking the high point of classic Hollywood, while at the same time delineating engaging characters and passions in a personal and elegant manner.”

Each picture by Minnelli, whose 1958 musical “Gigi” won nine Oscars — the most any movie had won until then — will unspool in the best 35 mm print available, introduced by filmmakers, thesps and critics. The Swiss fest will publish a Minnelli homage, penned by former Cahiers du Cinema editor-in-chief Emmanuel Burdeau. Minnelli died in 1986. The event, dedicated to indie pics and cutting-edge fare, runs Aug. 3-13.

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