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The 75th Pardo D'oro Is Going To Brasil

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Even being on holidays we have kept track on the happenings of the 75th Locarno Film Festival that has announced its winners last Saturday. The crowded Piazza Grande applauded to the Brazilian director Julia Murat who received the Grand Prize of the Festival - Pardo d'oro - in the International Competition for her REGRA 34 (RULE 34).

The film features Simone, a young law student who finds a passion for defending women in abuse cases. Yet her own sexual interests lead her to a world of violence and eroticism. According to the film's director Julia Murat, "what drives me more nowadays are the debates of gender, race and decolonialization as put forth by the black movement, in Brazil, clarifying the oppressive system we are all stuck in."

See all winners here.

Last year the International Competition was won by the Indonesian director Edwin with his creative work Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash.

The Prix du Public UBS - the major prize voted by the audience of the Piazza Grande went to Last Dance by Delphine Lehericey.

The 76th Locarno Film Festival will take place from 2 to 12 August 2023.

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