Locarno Competition Filmmaker Neo Sora Prepares Debut Feature ‘Earthquake’ (Exclusive)

Neo Sora, director of “The Chicken,” playing in this year’s Locarno Festival short film competition, and his producer Albert Tholen have shared details on the filmmaker’s upcoming debut feature “Earthquake,” a screenplay participant at Berlinale Talents Tokyo in 2017.Friends, roommates and collaborators, Sora and Tholen are enjoying the bittersweet distinction of a Locarno Festival world premiere.

While thrilled by the honor, there is sadness that they will be participating from thousands of miles away, and separately, Tholen from the two’s apartment in Brooklyn and Sora from Tokyo, where he has been stuck since the Covid-19 breakout slowed international travel.“Locarno is one of the best festivals out there for curating films that capture the most forward-looking cinema around the world.

For us, we could not be happier that we got into Locarno,” said Sora.

He also pointed out that after the publication of Locarno’s shorts program,

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