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Home strikes gold at Torun

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At the 7th Tofifest International Film Festival in Torun (Poland), which closed on July 3, Ursula Meier’s Home [+see also:
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won the Golden Angel Grand Prize, worth €5,000.

Selected in international competition at the young festival, the film was included in a special programme devoted to Swiss cinema.

Presented in last year’s Cannes Critics’ Week, Home, which also triumphed at the Swiss Film Awards 2009, has so far scooped around 20 accolades. In the last 15 days, the film, co-produced by Switzerland’s Box Productions, France’s Archipel 35 and Belgium’s Need Productions, has won three honours.

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These include the Audience Award at the 17th Barcelona International Women’s Film Festival (June 11-21); Best Screenplay (for Meier and Antoine Jaccoud) at the 15th Rabat International Auteur Film Festival (June 20-30); and the New Film Talent Award from France’s Society of Authors and Dramatic Composers (SACD).

Released in Germany on June 25 by Arsenal, Home has garnered 12,000 admissions in one week. In Portugal, it has been on release since July 2 (Atalanta) and will be launched in the UK on August 7 (Soda Pictures) and in Spain on September 11 (Pirámide Films).

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(Translated from French)

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