71st Locarno festival presents CHAOS by Sara Fattahi

Locarno’s Cineasti del presente hosts the Vienna based Syrian filmmaker Sara Fattahi with her second feature documentary Chaos, the story of three Syrian women, each living in a different time and place, separated by the very thing that unites them – fear itself and trauma itself. 

In 2015 Sara Fattahi won the Regard Neuf Award for best first feature with her debut Coma at the Visions du réel festival Nyon.

Tizza Covi who together with Rainer Frimmel has become a Locarno regular since The Shine of Day (2012) will be one of the five jury members to select the Pardo d’oro 2018. She share the task with Jia Zhang-ke (president), Emmanuel Carrère, Sean Baker and Isabella Ragonese.

On the occasion of their Locarno participations 2016 Mister Universo and 2012 The Shine of Day Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel garnered no less than eight awards:

Mister Universo: Wettbewerb  Leopard 2016
– Lobende Erwähnung im Hauptwettbewerb
– Lobende Erwähnung der ökumenischen Jury
– Europa Cinema Label
– Zweiter Preis der Jugendjury

Der Glanz des Tages: Wettbewerb Leopard 2012
– Pardo für den besten Darsteller (Walter Saabel)
– Don Quijote Preis
– Lobende Erwähnung der ökumenischen Jury