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Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash by Indonesian director Edwin was awarded the Pardo d’oro, Grand Prize of the Festival of the City of Locarno to the best film at the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival. Based on the novel by Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan, the film starring Marthino Lio and Ladya Cheryl follows a fighter who fears nothing, but is driven by a secret: his impotence. When he crosses paths with a tough female fighter named Iteung, he falls head over heels in love.

Watch the first trailer for Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash.

The 75th Locarno Film Festival will be held from 3 to 13 August 2022.

Winners of 2021 Locarno Film Festival

International Competition (Concorso internazionale)

Pardo d’oro, Grand Prize of the Festival of the City of Locarno to the best film
SEPERTI DENDAM, RINDU HARUS DIBAYAR TUNTAS (Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash) by Edwin, Indonesia / Singapore / Germany

Special Jury Prize of the Cities of Ascona and Losone
JIAO MA TANG HUI (A New Old Play) by QIU Jiongjiong, Hong Kong / France

Pardo for Best Direction of the City and Region of Locarno for the best directed film
Abel Ferrara for ZEROS AND ONES, Germany / United Kingdom / United States

Pardo for Best Actress
Anastasiya Krasovskaya for GERDA by Natalya Kudryashova, Russia

Pardo for Best Actor
Mohamed Mellali and Valero Escolar for SIS DIES CORRENTS (The Odd-Job Men) by Neus Ballús, Spain

Special Mentions
SOUL OF A BEAST by Lorenz Merz, Switzerland
ESPÍRITU SAGRADO by Chema García Ibarra, Spain / France / Turkey

Cinema of the Present (Concorso Cineasti del presente)

Pardo d’oro Concorso Cineasti del presente to the best film
BROTHERHOOD by Francesco Montagner, Czech Republic / Italy

Best Emerging Director Award of the City and Region of Locarno
Hleb Papou for IL LEGIONARIO, Italy / France

Special Jury Prize Ciné+
L’ÉTÉ L’ÉTERNITÉ by Émilie Aussel, France

Pardo for Best Actress
Saskia Rosendahl for NIEMAND IST BEI DEN KÄLBERN by Sabrina Sarabi, Germany

Pardo for Best Actor
Gia Agumava for WET SAND by Elene Naveriani, Switzerland / Georgia

First Feature

Swatch First Feature Award
SHE WILL by Charlotte Colbert, United Kingdom

Special Mention
AGIA EMI (Holy Emy) by Araceli Lemos, Greece / France / United States

Short Films (Pardi di domani)

Concorso Corti d’autore

Pardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Auteur Short
CRIATURA (Creature) by María Silvia Esteve, Argentina / Switzerland

International Competition (Concorso internazionale)

Pardino d’oro SRG SSR for the Best International Short Film
FANTASMA NEON(Neon Phantom) by Leonardo Martinelli, Brazil

Pardino d’argento SRG SSR for the International Competition
LES DÉMONS DE DOROTHY(The Demons of Dorothy) by Alexis Langlois, France

Pardi di domani Best Direction Prize – BONALUMI Engineering
Eliane Esther Bots for IN FLOW OF WORDS, Netherlands

Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Award
IMUHIRA (Home) by Myriam Uwiragiye Birara, Ruanda

Special Mention
FIRST TIME [THE TIME FOR ALL BUT SUNSET – VIOLET] by Nicolaas Schmidt, Germany

Cortometraggio candidato del Locarno Film Festival agli European Film Awards
IN FLOW OF WORDS by Eliane Esther Bots, Netherlands

National Competition (Concorso nazionale)

Pardino d’oro Swiss Life for the Best Swiss Short Film
CHUTE (Strangers) by Nora Longatti, Switzerland

Pardino d’argento Swiss Life for the National Competition
AFTER A ROOM by Naomi Pacifique, United Kingdom / Netherlands / Switzerland

Best Swiss Newcomer Award
Flavio Luca Marano and Jumana Issa for ES MUSS (It Must), Switzerland

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