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Solothurn film festival is a real crowd puller

The cream of the Swiss movie industry has been feted at the Solothurn film festival, in Canton Berne. Some 30 000 spectators attended the 35th annual event which took place over the past week.

This content was published on January 23, 2000 - 20:28

The cream of the Swiss movie industry has been feted at the Solothurn film festival, in Canton Berne. Some 30 000 spectators attended the 35th annual event which took place over the past week.

At a glittering prize giving ceremony the top films were recognised. The prize for best film was given for "Emporte-Moi" directed by Lea Pool (pictured). Best actor was Stephan Suske for his starring role in "Grosse Gefühle", while Delphine Lanza won Best Actress for her part in "Attention au Chien." The best documentary award was given to Norbert Wiedmer for his film about the unusual Swiss sport of Hornussen, called "Schlagen und Abtun." The best short film was by Esem Isik, for "Babami Hirsizlar Caldi."

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