Roller coaster at the Locarno Film Festival 2021

Ottovolante is Official Eyewear Supplier of the Locarno Film Festival to be held from 4th to 14th August. We wanted to pay homage to the 74th edition of one of the most important European film festivals with a special model.

The Locarno Film Festival was born in 1946 and together with Cannes, Venice and Berlin it is one of the oldest European festivals, recognized as a competitive festival by the International Federation of Film Producers' Associations.

One of its peculiarities is the projection of films in the Piazza Grande of the Swiss city, one of the largest squares in the world, in which a large screen is mounted (26 meters long and 14 meters high). In this way it is able to contain an audience up to 8,000 spectators simultaneously.

The most important world filmmakers have seen their films screened in the various editions. Names like Stanley Kubrick, Claude Chabrol, Milos Forman and Spike Lee, just to name a few.

The Festival awards the Golden Leopard, prestigious award that represents the animal symbol of the city.

We were inspired by the Pardo for ours Special Edition glasses by Ottovolante. Made ad hoc for the event, is inspired by the iconic Pantos model of great trend since the 60s, which with its shapes has made the history of eyewear.
Redesigned and embellished on the front with the original detail that recalls the roller coaster, a distinctive element of all the Ottovolante models, it has been made even more pop by the contrasting color combination. Yellow and black, symbolic colors of the Festival, and the transparent frame give an effect cult which certainly does not go unnoticed. The model is completed by sun lenses with UV protection that guarantee visual comfort even on the sunniest days.

Locarno PNT Special Edition

To use the words of our CEO and Creative Director Federico Mondello, “For us Ottovolante is fun, irony and design. Those who wear a roller coaster give free rein to their uniqueness and creativity, always remaining elegant but with a touch of madness. The eclecticism of the program, the iconic reality and the spirit that enhances the free expression of the Locarno Film Festival, inspired us to design an eyewear model that represents these common values. The contrasting colors and the iconic shape of the frame give life to an eccentric but at the same time sophisticated model, which knows how to make all those who wear it protagonists ".

The glasses are available in two versions, by sight and and sunglasses, with both neutral and graduated lenses +1 to +3 degrees.