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LOCARNO 2013

Locarno 2013: Story of my Death wins the Golden Leopard

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- The 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival ended on Saturday with the victory of a Spanish-French coproduction. The Portuguese film What Now? Remind Me is awarded the Special Prize of the Jury

Locarno 2013: Story of my Death wins the Golden Leopard

The 66th edition of the Locarno Film Festival ended on Saturday and the Spanish-French coproduction Story of my Death [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Albert Serra
film profile
]
 (photo) won the ultimate reward, the Golden Leopard (Pardo by Oro).

Besides Albert Serra’s film (read the interview), the jury honoured the Portuguese film What Now? Remind Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Joaquim Pinto (read the review) by awarding it a Special Prize.

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Whilst the first two prizes went to European productions – just like one of the two Special Mentions which rewarded Tableau Noir [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (read the review) by Swiss director Yves Yersin — the rest of the prize list of the international competition rewarded non-Europeans. Thus, the Best Director Leopard went to South Korean director Hong Sangsoo for his Our Sunhi, the Best Actress Leopard to American actress Brie Larson for her role in Short term 12 by Destin Cretton (the American film also received the second Special Mention of the International Jury) and Peruvian actor Fernando Bacillo won the Bets Actor Award for El Mudo by the Vega brothers, a coproduction between Peru, France and Mexico.

The Leopard for Best First Film went to French duo Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone who directed Mouton [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
. The film was also rewarded in the Filmmakers of the Present competition in which it won the Special Prize of the Jury. In this same competition, another European stood out as Best Rising Director, Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño who presented his first feature: Coast of Death [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lois Patiño
film profile
]
. The Golden Leopard for the Filmmakers of the Present’s section went to Manakanama by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, a coproduction between Nepal and the USA. Also competing in the Best First Film category, Manakanama received a Special Mention.

Complete Prize List

International Competition

Golden Leopard
Story of my Death by Albert Serra, Spain/France

Special Prize of the Jury
What Now? Remind Me by Joaquim Pinto, Portugal

Best Director Leopard
Hong Sangsoo for Our Sunhi, South Korea

Best Actress Leopard
Brie Larson for Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton, USA

Best Actor Leopard
Fernando Bacilio for El Mudo by Daniel Vega and Diego Vega, Peru/France/Mexico

Special Mentions
Short Term 12 by Destin Cretton, USA
Tableau Noir by Yves Yersin, Switzerland

Filmmakers of the Present

Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard - George Foundation Prize
Manakamana by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, Nepal/USA

Best New Director
Costa da Morte by Lois Patiño, Spain

Special Prize of the Jury - Ciné + Filmmakers of the Present
Mouton by Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, France

Special Mention
By the River by Nontawat Numbenchapol, Thailand

First Film

Leopard for Best First Film  
Mouton by Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, France

Special Mention
Manakamana by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, Nepal/USA  

Leopards of the Future
(International Competition)

Leopard for Best Internation Short Film - SRG SSR Prize
La Strada di Raffael di Alessandro Falco, Italy/Spain

Swiss Life Silver Leopard - International Competition
Zima by Cristina Picchi, Russia

Locarno Nomination for the European Film Awards – Pianifica Prize
Zima by Cristina Picchi, Russia

Film und Video Untertitelung Prize
Tadpoles by Ivan Tan, Singapore

Special Mention
Endorphin by Reza Gamini, Iran

(National Competition)
Golden Leopard for Best Swiss Short Film
'A Iucata by Michele Pennetta, Switzerland

Swiss Life Silver Leopard - National Competition
Vigia by Marcel Barelli, Switzerland/France

Premio Action Light per la miglior speranza svizzera
La fille aux feuilles by Marina Rosset, Switzerland  

Piazza Grande

Prize of the Public UBS
Gabrielle by Louise Archambault, Canada

Variety Piazza Grande Prize
2 Guns by Baltasar Kormákur, USA

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(Translated from French)

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