Girl gagne l'Oeil d'or du Festival de Zurich
par Giorgia Del Don
- Le jeune réalisateur Belge Lukas Dhont a séduit le jury de la compétition internationale avec ce film très fort
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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 :
interview : Lukas Dhont
fiche film], 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 :
fiche film] 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.
Heartbound [+lire aussi :
fiche film] 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 :
fiche film] by Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes), while the Austrian film L'animale [+lire aussi :
interview : Katharina Mückstein
fiche film] by Katharina Mückstein scooped up the main award. The Swiss Encouragement Award went to the contemplative film Walden [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Daniel Zimmermann.
The Danish film The Guilty [+lire aussi :
interview : Gustav Möller
fiche film] by Gustav Möller won the Film Critics’ Award, while Cold November [+lire aussi :
interview : Ismet Sijarina
fiche film] (Kosovo/Albania/Macedonia)by Ismet Sijarina, received the Audience Award.
International Feature Film Competition
International Documentary Competition
Mind The Gap - Bing Liu (USA)
Focus on: Switzerland, Germany, Austria
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)
(Traduit de l'italien)
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