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Locarno 2010. Awards

Li Hongqi, photographed by Massimo Pedrazzini for the Locarno Film Festival.

The Locarno Film Festival's Golden Leopard goes to Li Hongqi's Winter Vacation this year. Marian Crişan's Tomorrow has won the Special Jury Prize and Denis Côté has been named Best Director for Curling, which also takes home a Best Actor award for Emmanuel Bilodeau. Curling, by the way, is headed to Toronto in September. Jasna Djurišić wins Best Actress for her performance in Oleg Novković's White White World.

Brian Brooks has the full list of winners at indieWIRE. Coverage of Locarno in the German-language press has been substantial and, for the most part, quite positive. In English, though, the pickings have been thin. Even so, I've been gathering what I've been able to find and posting updates to this entry right here since the festival began.

Update, 8/15: "Juries move in mysterious ways and the best festivals should, and often do, throw up the most unexpected competition winners," writes James Woodall in his Locarno report for the Arts Desk.

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