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ZURICH 2015

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The Zurich Film Festival rounds up its 11th edition with a rich list of winners

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- The international feature film competition awarded the Golden Eye to Rams by Grimur Hakonarson

The Zurich Film Festival rounds up its 11th edition with a rich list of winners
Grimur Hakonarson, with his Golden Eye

The 11th edition of the Zurich Film Festival ended with a list of winners that draws attention to the youthful nature of its programme, featuring films that tackle current political problems head on. This year’s edition was a rich one, both in terms of the films screened and admissions. This year the Festival saw 85,000 viewers compared to 79,000 last year, and an increase in the number of films and guests and in its budget. The three competitive sections premiered films that were socially conscious, brave and profound. The international feature film competition awarded the Golden Eye to Rams [+see also:
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(Iceland, Denmark) by Grimur Hakonarson (which won the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes and has been chosen as the Icelandic representative to battle it out for a place at the Oscars) with a special mention going to Koudous Seihon, the star of Mediterranea [+see also:
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by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, France, The United States, Germany and Qatar) and to Marielle Heller, the director of American film The Diary of a Teenager.

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The Golden Eye for Best Film in the International Documentary Film Competition went to Los reyes del pueblo que no existe by Mexican director Betzabé Garcia, with a special mention going Killing Time – entre deux fronts by Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel (Belgium, France). Turning to the Focus: Switzerland, Germany and Austria section, the Golden Eye was awarded to Thank You for Bombing [+see also:
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by Austrian filmmaker Barbara Eder with a special mention going to another Austrian film, Gruber geh [+see also:
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by Maria Kreutzer. The Critic’s Choice Award went to Pikadero [+see also:
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by Ben Sharrock. Two Swiss films, on the other hand, won the Emerging Swiss Talent Award (the mysterious and captivating The Miracle of Tekir [+see also:
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by Ruxandra Zenide, Svitzerland/Romania) and the Audience Award (the bold Amateur Teens [+see also:
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by Niklaus Hilber).

(Translated from Italian)

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