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ZURICH 2018 Prix

Girl gagne l'Oeil d'or du Festival de Zurich

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- Le jeune réalisateur Belge Lukas Dhont a séduit le jury de la compétition internationale avec ce film très fort

Girl gagne l'Oeil d'or du Festival de Zurich
Lukas Dhont recevant son Oeil d'or pour Girl (© Zurich Film Festival)

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Already awarded with the Caméra d'Or and Acting Award in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, Girl [+lire aussi :
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, the first film by Lukas Dhont, belongs to the more than welcome wave of films dedicated to transgender characters, addressing the issue in a way that is anything but conventional or even worse, stereotypical. 

The "girl" in Lukas Dhont’s film (Lara in the film) is a girl born a boy, willing to do anything to achieve her dream of becoming a classical dancer. A story and performance that couldn't not seduce the international jury at Zurich Film Festival (now in its 14th edition), presided over by the producer Gabriella Tana, and comprised of Hong Kong director and producer Ann Hui, the English actor Max Irons and the American director and screenplay writer Ana Lily Amirpour. The jury also decided to give a special mention to the French film Scheherazade [+lire aussi :
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by Jean-Bernard Marlin, which transports us into the turbulent daily lives of a group of young people living in a poor area of Marseille.

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Heartbound [+lire aussi :
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by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech (Denmark/Sweden/the Netherlands) won the Golden Eye in the International Documentary competition. The film offers a touching and lucid look at intercultural relationships (between Thailand and Denmark) in search of love, security and financial stability. A special mention went to the American film Minding The Gap by Bing Liu in the same section.

As for the Swiss films presented at Zurich Film Festival: Midnight Runner by Hannes Baumgartner received a special mention in the Focus on: Switzerland, Germany and Austria section (tied with Welcome To Sodom [+lire aussi :
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by Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes), while the Austrian film L'animale [+lire aussi :
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by Katharina Mückstein scooped up the main award. The Swiss Encouragement Award went to the contemplative film Walden [+lire aussi :
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by Daniel Zimmermann

The Danish film The Guilty [+lire aussi :
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by Gustav Möller won the Film Critics’ Award, while Cold November [+lire aussi :
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(Kosovo/Albania/Macedonia)by Ismet Sijarina, received the Audience Award.

Award Winners: 

International Feature Film Competition 

Golden Eye for Best Film
Girl [+lire aussi :
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- Lukas Dhont (Belgium/the Netherlands)

Special Mention
Shéhérazade [+lire aussi :
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- Jean-Bernard Marlin (France)

International Documentary Competition

Golden Eye for Best Documentary
Heartbound [+lire aussi :
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- Janus Metz, Sine Plambech (Denmark/Switzerland/the Netherlands)

Special Mention
Mind The Gap - Bing Liu (USA)

Focus on: Switzerland, Germany, Austria 

Golden Eye
L’Animale [+lire aussi :
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- Katharina Mückstein (Austria)

Special Mention
Midnight Runner - Hannes Baumgartner (Svizzera)
Welcome To Sodom [+lire aussi :
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- Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes (Austria)

Emerging Swiss Talent Award
Walden [+lire aussi :
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- Daniel Zimmermann (Switzerland) 

Other Awards 

Critics’ Award (Swiss Association of Film Journalists)
The Guilty [+lire aussi :
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- Gustav Möller (Denmark)

Audience Award
Cold November [+lire aussi :
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- Ismet Sijarina (Kosovo/Albania/Macedonia) 

Children’s Section Jury Award
Los Bando [+lire aussi :
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- Christian Lo (Norway/Sweden)

Children’s Section Audience Award
Raloul Taburin - Pierre Godeau (France/Belgium)

Treatment Competition Award
C.O.D.A. – Child Of Deaf Adults - Maurizius Staerkle Drux, Lenz Baumann (Switzerland)

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