66th Festival del film Locarno

07.08.2013 to 17.08.2013

The Jury members at the Piazza, from left: Piet Halma, Lucia Cuocci, Edgar Rubio, Françoise Lods, Thomas Bohne, Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati


Awards of the Ecumenical Jury

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The film tells a strong story about teenagers on the dark side of society. It addresses abuse and trauma in a direct style, outlining commitment and solidarity between the supervisors and the temporary inhabitants. Based on strong relationships the main character Grace finds the courage to deal with the troubled past and to look at a future beyond violence.

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Yves Yersin presents a moving documentary about the closing down of a school in the Swiss mountains. With strong and sensitive images he shows how to teach children to trust life – a film of hope and joy.