Short film 'D'un Château l'Autre' wins an award at Locarno16/08/2018

D'un Château l'Autre from Emmanuel Marre has been awarded the Pardino d'Oro for best short film at the Locarno International Film Festival.

At the 71st award ceremony of the Locarno International Film Festival, D'un Château l'Autre, the new short film from Emmanuel Marre, presented in the Leopardi di Domani international competition, was awarded the Pardino d'Oro for best short film, and nominated for the European Film Awards to be held at the end of the year. The film also won a Youth Jury Award.

Unveiled in a world premiere, D'un Château l'Autre was competing against 29 films from across the world.

Spring 2017, in between the two rounds of the French presidential election. Pierre, a 25-year-old scholarship student at a Parisian university, lives with 75-year-old Francine, who is disabled and wheelchair-bound. Bewildered and perplexed, they witness the unfolding electoral spectacle. Despite being politically and socially opposed they open up to one another. Whilst awaiting the results, Pierre tries to take care of Francine's body and she attempts to heal his voiceless resentment. 

D'un Château l'Autre was produced by Michigan Films and Kidam. 

Emmanuel Marre enjoys forests, logging, boxing, poetry and architecture. He has previously worked as a receptionist for a social housing office, waiter and life model at an academy. After abandoning Paris and a course studying literature, he joined the Belgian Institut des Arts de Diffusion. He now splits his time between documentaries (Chaumière - 2013) and fiction (La vie qui va avec - 2008, Le petit chevalier - 2010, Le désarroi du flic socialiste Quechua - 2014, Le film de l'été - 2016).

Founded in 1946, the Locarno International Film Festival is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Founded with the aim of discovering new trends, the Locarno Festival has often been the first to recognize the talent of young producers that have gone on to become leaders of their generation.

A melting pot of up-and-coming talent, the Pardi di Domani section screens short and medium-length films from young independent filmmakers and students that have not yet tried their hand at feature films. The section has two competitions, one restricted to Swiss productions, the other international, featuring films from around the world.

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