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LOCARNO 2013

Locarno: A Leopard of Honour for Werner Herzog

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- A selection of ten of his films will be screened in Locarno and the director will take part in a discussion with the public

Locarno: A Leopard of Honour for Werner Herzog

This year, German director, screenwriter, producer, writer and actor Werner Herzog will receive a Swisscom Leopard of Honour at the Locarno Film Festival (from August 7th to 17th). A selection of ten of his films will be screened and the director will also take part in a discussion with the public.

The artistic director of the festival, Carlo Chatrian, said about Herzog: “During his long career, Herzog has succeeded in moving from fiction to documentary, from small budget films to movies with great stars, without ever losing his identity".

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The Leopard of Honour, which Swisscom will be awarding for the fifth consecutive year, was previously awarded to Bernardo Bertolucci, Ken Loach, Paul Verhoeven, Jean-Luc Godard, Abbas Kiarostami, William Friedkin, JIA Zhang-ke, Alain Tanner, Abel Ferrara and Leos Carax.

(Translated from French)

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