74th Locarno International Film Festival

Switzerland, August 4 - August 14 2021

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The jury

Léo Soesanto (France), Selina Hangartner (Switzerland), José Luis Losa (Spain)

Awarded films

According to our jury, the winning film received the award “for its wild imagination, artistic mastery and absolute belief in all the possibilities of cinema. Bertrand Mandico created a colorful fantasmagoria, a bold cosmogony, an organic handmade western and a whole new frontier for our dreams from scratch. It’s a love letter to a large scope of past cinema (from John Ford to Sixties sci-fi) and a glimpse to the future, a utopia which is not confined to the limits of narrative cinema, genres and genders”.