Three Asian films were awarded at the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival which took place from August 7th – 17th, at Locarno, Switzerland.
Special Jury Prize
Young Yea-eun is afraid of the sea which took her parents away. Left alone on the island, she is taken in and abused by the village people. (Locarno’s Website)
Siman discover a foreign crew shooting a moon landing. He gets caught and his tongue is cut off. He goes through life in slow motion, imitating an astronaut in outer space, labeled as crazy. (Locarno’s Website)
Moving Ahead Section
The film looks at the interstices between deserts and oases, an area where man and land infiltrate one another. It reenacts through image the reconfiguration of a re-organized reality, and a winter vibrant in its slumber. (Locarno’s Website)