RAMS, Director: Grímur Hákonarson

RAMS (HRÚTAR) by Grimur Hakonarson from Iceland continues its winning streak, grabbing the top award, the Golden Eye for International Feature Film at the 11th Zurich Film Festival. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Rams “details the hardships of daily farm work in remote Iceland with humanism and humor,”  where two brothers who haven’t spoken in forty years will have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them : their rams.

The other top 2015 Zurich Film Festival Awards – Golden Eye awards went KINGS OF NOWHERE (LOS REYES DEL PUEBLO QUE NO EXISTE) by Betzabé García from Mexico for International Documentary Film and THANK YOU FOR BOMBING by Barbara Eder from Austria for Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria.

The Emerging Swiss Talent Award given to a Swiss film went to THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR by Ruxandra Zenide (Switzerland). The Critics’ Choice Award goes to PIKADERO by Ben Sharrock (Spain), The Audience Award goes to AMATEUR TEENS by Niklaus Hilber (Switzerland) and the Audience Award in the ZFF for Kids section goes to SUPILINNA SALASELTS by Margus Paju (Estonia).

2015 Zurich Film Festival Awards

Golden Eye for Best International Feature Film:
HRÚTAR by Grimur Hakonarson (Iceland, Denmark)

A Special Mention goes to:
Koudous Seihon (actor) in MEDITERRANEA by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, France, USA, Germany, Qatar)
Marielle Heller (director) for THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (USA)

Golden Eye for Best International Documentary Film:
KINGS OF NOWHERE (LOS REYES DEL PUEBLO QUE NO EXISTE) by Betzabé García (Mexico)

A Special Mention goes to:
KILLING TIME – ENTRE DEUX FRONTS by Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel (Belgium, France)

Golden Eye for Best Film in the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria:
THANK YOU FOR BOMBING by Barbara Eder (Austria)

A Special Mention goes to:
GRUBER GEHT by Marie Kreutzer (Austria)

The Emerging Swiss Talent Award for Best Swiss Film:
THE MIRACLE OF TEKIR by Ruxandra Zenide (Switzerland/Rumania)

Critic’s Choice Award
The Swiss Association of Film Journalists (SVFJ) award their prize for Best Debut Feature Film in the Competition Section to:
PIKADERO by Ben Sharrock (Spain, UK)

Audience Award
AMATEUR TEENS by Niklaus Hilber (Switzerland)

Audience Award for Children’s Film
SUPILINNA SALASELTS by Margus Paju (Estonia)

Treatment Competition Award
Stefanie Klemm for RENATAS ERWACHEN (Switzerland)

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