Locarno film festival: Golden Leopard goes to “Vitalina Varela”


17 international films were in competition for the Golden Leopard goes to 2019, the Portuguese Film “Vitalina Varela” by Director Pedro Costa. Were awarded the two German Co-productions.

The international Jury, belonged to the 2019, the German Director Valeska Grisebach, has opted for the Portuguese film by Director Pedro Costa. The Jury Chairman Catherine Breillat announced in Locarno. Costa gets the main prize in the competition of the prestigious film festivals.

Be empathetic Portrait of a woman in a poor neighbourhood of enthusiastic film expert, as well as the members of the jury. In Lisbon from the Cape Verde Islands that has a main character fighting to Survive. Vitalina Varela plays in the Film as actress self. And thus wins the leopard as best actress.

Best Actress: Vitalina Varela

Hollywood Glamour in Locarno

Hollywood was represented at the Locarno film festival, especially by US actress Hilary Swank, and cult Director John Waters. Both leopards to different events a honor – Gold – take.

Hollywood star with a political Spirit: Hilary Swank

The two-time Oscar winner (“Million Dollar Baby”) brought with her broad Smile and clever, also a political statement, add a touch of Glamour to the Piazza Grande of Locarno. Waters under the interested film fans held in his conversation with the audience with slanting stories from the metropolis of the American film industry.

Golden Leopard for the Best Film

The favorites – not only in the competition – were traded during the Festivals are very different: The only German Film, “The free weillige of the year” by the directing Duo Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler was one of them. Also very positive of film critics and experts, the German money funded international co-production “fever” of the Brazilian Director Maya was assessed. Starring Regis Myrupu will be awarded in Locarno for Best actor. In addition, the German-Turkish Co-production “Siyah Gunes” (“Black sun has been considered”) with the Little Golden leopard award for best international short film.

Terrific mine game: Hollywood actor Joseph Gordon-Lewitt in “7500”

Another German movie that was ran this year in Cannes, for delivery in Locarno, just outside of the competition: “7500”, a highly exciting Thriller about an attempted plane hijacking. Hollywood Star Joseph Gordon-Lewitt plays the role of the seriously injured Co-pilot with outstanding acting precision. The spectators on the Grande Piazza thanked Director Patrick Vollrath, this theater experience to be in the Fight with prolonged applause.