Locarno is already over with its winners announced. Chinese director Li Hongqi took home the Pardo d’oro, or Golden Leopard, for his film, Han Jia (Winter Vacation), closing out the 63rd Locarno Film Festival. Winter Vacation NOW HAS AN international sales agent: Nantes based French sales agent/ theatrical distributor Capricci Films has taken on international sales for Winter Vacation. Other films of Capricci include Dominique Marchais’ documentary Temps de graces, which screened in Locarno 2009, Gregg Smith’s experimental short Underexposed; and Bruno Creton’s documentary Maniquerville.
French/ Romanian/ Hungarian production Morgen, a film eagerly awaited since being tipped for Cannes by Marian Crisan ♀ received a Special Jury Prize. It is produced by Mandragora who announced in Cannes that it was setting up its own international sales agency; however this film is being sold by Les films du losange. Denis Côté was named Best Director for his feature, Curling. It is being sold by Doc & Film International‘s Danielle Elstner ♀. The Best Director Prize prize includes 30,000 CHF and the Golden Leopard includes a 90,000 CHF cash prize.