Une audience record à Zurich
par Muriel Del Don
- Le film américain Sound of Metal et les européens Collective et System Crasher dominent le palmarès de cette édition du festival suisse
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The 15th edition of the Zurich Film Festival closed on Saturday 5 October with the announcement of the various competition section winners, not to mention the victor of the Audience Award and of the prestigious Golden Icon.
Sound of Metal (which premiered in Toronto) walked away with the International Feature Film Competition’s Golden Eye, thanks to its captivating and emotionally intense study of a musician who’s losing his hearing, courtesy of America’s Darius Marder. The film’s cast is graced by astonishing actors such as Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke and Mathieu Amalric. And amongst the three films treated to a Special Mention within this section, we find European work A White, White Day [+lire aussi :
interview : Hlynur Pálmason
fiche film] (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden) by Hlynur Pálmason.
Collective [+lire aussi :
fiche film], meanwhile, a Romanian documentary thriller by Alexander Nanau which denounces one of the most shocking corruption scandals to have erupted in the country’s healthcare sector, took home the award for Best Film in the International Documentary Competition, having already screened out of competition at the Venice Film Festival. As for the competitive section “Focus on Switzerland, Germany and Austria”, it was the German work System Crasher [+lire aussi :
interview : Nora Fingscheidt
fiche film] by Nora Fingscheidt which claimed top spot on the awards podium. Having also scooped the Berlinale’s Alfred Bauer Award earlier in the year, System Crasher is a powerful and moving first film which sees stupendous, upcoming actress Helena Zengel take centre stage. Nora Fingscheidt, for her part, has previously featured in the ZFF Master Class line-up.
In terms of other accolades, Volunteer [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Anna Thommen and Lorenz Nufer bagged itself the Audience Award, while Too Far Away (Zu weit weg) by Sarah Winkenstette stole the Golden Eye in the children’s line-up, not forgetting Invisible Sue [+lire aussi :
fiche film] by Germany’s Markus Dietrich which took home the Young Audience Award.
The Festival’s most prestigious prize, however - the Golden Icon Award – was handed to Cate Blanchett. The ZFF’s co-founders Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri were delighted to welcome the actress to the festival once again, five years on from her first appearance on the banks of the Limmat promoting Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. This year, Cate Blanchett presented her latest film Where’d You Go, Bernadette to ZFF audiences, a work by US director Richard Linklater.
The full list of winners is as follows:
International Feature Film Competition
Golden Eye for Best Film
Sound of Metal - Darius Marder (US)
Babyteeth – Shannon Murphy (Australia)
Just 6.5 – Saeed Roustaee (Iran)
A White, White Day [+lire aussi :
interview : Hlynur Pálmason
fiche film] – Hlynur Pàlmason (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden)
Mention for Best Director
Mano de obra - David Zonana (Mexico)
International Documentary Competition
17 Blocks - Davy Rothbart (US)
Midnight Family - Luke Lorentzen (US/Mexico)
“Focus on Switzerland, Germany and Austria” Competition
Golden Eye ZFF Children’s Competition
Zu Weit Weg - Sarah Winkenstette (Germany)
Golden Eye for Best International Series
Just for Today - Nir Bergman and Ram Nehari (Israel)
(Traduit de l'italien)
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