Switzerland’s Locarno Film Festival or Festival del Film di Locarno is one of the longest running film festivals after the Cannes and Venice film festivals and has been in existence since 1946.
Attending this year for the debut of the 2011 film Cowboys & Aliens were, Harrison Ford, and who gave a press conference as well as a photocall which I’m sharing with you.
Actress Olivia Wilde, who plays the role of Ella Swenson in Cowboys & Aliens, wore a gorgeous black dress with unusual tassel and beading detail very reminiscent of the 1920’s. the thigh-high slit down the front also added an unexpected element to the gown.
I would be surprised if anyone isn’t intrigued by the title of the film, but as the name would suggest, it’s about a spaceship landing in 1873 Arizona, aiming to take over Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives, including Woddrow Dolarhyde and Jake Lonergan, played by Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig respectively, are all that stand in their way!
Cowboys and Aliens is a cinematic collaboration of Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and Relaince Entertainment. Jon Favreau, the director of the film, was also reportedly pressured to shoot/convert Cowboys and Aliens to 3-D but stood firm that Westerns should only be shot on film.
Attending the Locarno Film Festival nearby were Shanyn Leigh in her white off-the-shoulder dress and strappy metallic sandals but the leopard umbrella was tres chic!
Actresswas marvelous in her blue sari material gown with pewter embroidery – two thumbs up – but I would’ve chosen pewter flat ballet pumps to go with that instead of the orthopedic looking beige shoes…
Enjoy the slideshow I’ve put together for the Locarno Film Festival and thanks for your visit…