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'She' bags Locarno's Golden Leopard award

MUMBAI: This year‘s Golden Leopard in Locarno was annexed by Chinese novelist-filmmaker Xiaolu Guo for his She A Chinese a UK-German-French co-production.

The award for Guo came at an opportune time when the festival‘s Open Doors co-production event was dedicated to Greater China. The festival also was witness to Guo‘ Ufo In Her Eyes that was adapted from her latest novel of the same name.


This was the third Chinese film since 1998 to receive Locarno‘s top honour after Lü Yue‘s M. Zhao in 1998 and Wang Shuo‘s Father in 2000.


In the International Competition, the Special Jury Prize and Best Director Award was taken by Russian director Alexei Mizgirev for Buben. Baraban, The Dutch-Irish co-production also bagged the Best Actress award (Silver Leopard) for Lotte Verbeek.


Filippos Tsitos‘ Plato‘s Academy (Akadimia Platonos) bagged the Best Actor (Silver Leopard) award for Antonis Kafetzopoulos.

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