Awards for THE SHINE OF DAY and MUSEUM HOURS at the Locarno festival


Radiant start for Tizza Covi’s and Rainer Frimmel’s THE SHINE OF DAY with three prizes at the Locarno festival: a Pardo for Best Actor Walter Saabel, the Don Quijote Prize and a special mention by the jury for the Ecumenical Prize. THE CICAE Art Cinema Award went to Jem Cohens MUSEUM HOURS.

THE SHINE OF DAY by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel (Vento Film)

  • Pardo per la miglor interpretazione maschile to WALTER SAABEL
  • Don Quijote Prize of the FICC/IFFS of the International Federation of Film Societies
  • Ecumenical Prize, special mention

Phillip Hochmair is a young, successful actor with engagementsat big theatres in Vienna and Hamburg. His life is marked by learning new texts by heart, rehearsals, and performances,
thus gradually losing contact with the reality of everyday life. Only when he meets wandering Walter, with whom he establishes an ambiguous friendship, and also faces his neighbour Victor’s destiny, he remembers that life is not just a stage.
with: Philipp Hochmair, Walter Saabel

MUSEUM HOURS by Jem Cohen (KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Filmproduction (A), Little Magnet Films (A), Gravity Hill (USA))

  • Art Cinema Award oft he International Art & Essay Cinema Confederation (CICAE)

When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks the exploration of their lives, the city and the ways art reflects and shapes the world.
with: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits





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