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French Film wins Golden Leopard at Locarno 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on August 13, 2012

Jean-Claude Brisseau’s La fille de nulle part (The Girl from Nowhere) won the Pardo d’oro or the Golden Leopard at the 65th Locarno Film Festival, which concluded on 11th August, 2012.

La fille de nulle part is a story of a lonely widower Michel, a retired math teacher who occupies his time writing an essay about the beliefs that shape daily life. One day he meets Dora, a young homeless woman, who shows up injured at his doorstep, and puts her up until she recovers. Her presence brings something new to Michel’s life, but gradually the apartment becomes the site of mysterious happenings.

The other awards presented are:

Premio speciale della giuria / Prize from the Cities of Ascona and Losone: Somebody Up There Likes Me by Bob Byington, United States.

Pardo per la migliore regia / Prize from the City and Region of Locarno (Best Director): Wo Hai You Hua Yao Shuo (When Night Falls) by Ying Liang, South Korea/China.

Pardo per la miglior interpretazione femminile (Best Actress): An Nai for Wo Hai You Hua Yao Shuo (When Night Falls), South Korea/China.

Pardo per la miglior interpretazione maschile (Best Actor): Walter Saabel for Der Glanz Des Tages, Austria.

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