Locarno Film Festival: The live blog
Festival awards in short
Golden Leopard: Abrir puertas y ventanas (Back to Stay)
Best Director: Adrian Sitaru, Din Dragoste cu cele mai bune intenti (Best Intentions)
Best Actress: Maria Canale, Abrir puertas y ventanas
Best Actor: Bogdan Dumitrache, Din Dragoste cu cele mai bune intenti
Special Jury Prize: Tokyo Koen
Special Mention Award: Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love)
Other major awards:
Fipresci Best Film: Abrir puertas y ventanas
Ecumenical Prize: Vol Spécial (Special Flight)
Prix du Public UBS: Bachir Lazhar
Variety magazine’s Piazza Grande award: Bachir Lazhar
Filmmaker of Today: Alessandro Comodin’s L’Estate di Giacomo
Best First Film: Valérie Massadian’s Nana
Filmmaker of Tomorrow, Best International Short Film: Rauschgift (Addicted) by Peter BaranowskiEnd of insertion
About this blog
swissinfo’s Jessica Dacey is in Locarno to count down the final hours of the Film Festival.End of insertion
Festival in numbers
The 64th Locarno Film Festival ran from August 3-13.
260 works were being shown: around 200 films and around 60 short films and including around 40 world premieres. 32 works were Swiss.
20 films were in the international competition, including 14 world premieres and three first works.
4 lifetime awards: Harrison Ford, Claudia Cardinale, Claude Goretta and Bruno Ganz; 3 special awards: Leopard of Honour to Abel Ferrara, Excellence Award to Isabelle Huppert, Best Independent Producer Award (Premio Raimondo Rezzonico) to Mike Medavoy.
It’s the second festival for director Olivier Père. Before that he was managing director of the Directors’ Fortnight, a prestigious independent section of the Cannes Film Festival.End of insertion
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