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The 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival award winners announced

The 2021 edition, the first under the artistic direction of Giona A. Nazzaro, ended successfully and awarded the Pardo d’oro to SEPERTI DENDAM, RINDU HARUS DIBAYAR TUNTAS (Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash) by Edwin. Furthermore, to end the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival with a surprise, tonight on the Piazza Grande the great master Dario Argento will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and his surprising acting in VORTEX by Gaspar Noé.
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The eleven days of the Festival have brought back the giant screen of the Piazza Grande and revived the unique experience of live cinema. With 209 films and 310 screenings, Locarno audiences were able to encounter the visionary genius of Phil Tippett, the lucid provocations of Gaspar Noé, the eclectic charm of Laetitia Casta, the dazzling imagery of Mamoru Hosoda and of the children of Locarno Kids, and the determination and courage of Gale Anne Hurd. The opening with Beckett and the closing with Respect marks the return of great popular narratives to one of the world's largest open-air venues.  
Concorso internazionale
Pardo d’oro, Grand Prize of the Festival of the City of Locarno to the best film
SEPERTI DENDAM, RINDU HARUS DIBAYAR TUNTAS (Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash) by Edwin, Indonesia / Singapore / Germany
Special Jury Prize of the Cities of Ascona and Losone
JIAO MA TANG HUI (A New Old Play) by QIU Jiongjiong, Hong Kong / France

Pardo for Best Direction of the City and Region of Locarno for the best directed film
Abel Ferrara for ZEROS AND ONES, Germany / United Kingdom / United States
Pardo for Best Actress
Anastasiya Krasovskaya for GERDA by Natalya Kudryashova, Russia
Pardo for Best Actor
Mohamed Mellali and Valero Escolar for SIS DIES CORRENTS (The Odd-Job Men) by Neus Ballús, Spain
Special Mentions
SOUL OF A BEAST by Lorenz Merz, Switzerland
ESPÍRITU SAGRADO by Chema García Ibarra, Spain / France / Turkey
Concorso Cineasti del presente
Pardo d’oro Concorso Cineasti del presente to the best film
BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, Czech Republic / Italy
Best Emerging Director Award of the City and Region of Locarno
Hleb Papou for IL LEGIONARIO, Italy / France
Special Jury Prize Ciné+
L'ÉTÉ L'ÉTERNITÉ by Émilie Aussel, France
Pardo for Best Actress
Saskia Rosendahl for NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, Germany
Pardo for Best Actor
Gia Agumava for WET SAND by Elene Naveriani, Switzerland / Georgia
First Feature
Swatch First Feature Award
SHE WILL by Charlotte Colbert, United Kingdom
Special Mention
AGIA EMI (Holy Emy) by Araceli Lemos, Greece / France / United States
Pardi di domani
Concorso Corti d’autore
Pardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Auteur Short 
CRIATURA (Creature) by María Silvia Esteve, Argentina / Switzerland
Concorso internazionale
Pardino d’oro SRG SSR for the Best International Short Film
FANTASMA NEON (Neon Phantom) by Leonardo Martinelli, Brazil
Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the International Competition
LES DÉMONS DE DOROTHY (The Demons of Dorothy) by Alexis Langlois, France
Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – BONALUMI Engineering
Eliane Esther Bots for IN FLOW OF WORDS, Netherlands
Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Award
IMUHIRA (Home) by Myriam Uwiragiye Birara, Ruanda
Special Mention
Cortometraggio candidato del Locarno Film Festival agli European Film Awards
IN FLOW OF WORDS by Eliane Esther Bots, Netherlands
Concorso nazionale
Pardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Swiss Short Film
CHUTE (Strangers) by Nora Longatti, Switzerland
Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for the National Competition 
AFTER A ROOM by Naomi Pacifique, United Kingdom / Netherlands / Switzerland

Best Swiss Newcomer Award
Flavio Luca Marano and Jumana Issa for ES MUSS (It Must), Switzerland



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