Locarno 75:
wins Pardo Verde

The first Pardo Verde WWF, a newly launched initiative by the Locarno IFF and the WWF for outstanding films tackling environmental issues, went to Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s stunning essay on our growing amounts of garbage – MATTER OUT OF PLACE:

The Pardo Verde WWF jury statement on MATTER OUT OF PLACE
This film shows through a visually compelling journey across the World, the overwhelming dimension of the traces that humanity leaves on the environment, and these effort addressing it, using irony in a pre-apocalyptic vision, the film drives us in a non assertive way to reflect on our individual responsibility and ambiguities while we participate in the creation of a monster.

Ruth Mader’s SERVIAM – I WILL SERVE, also a contender of the International Competition took one of the Junior Jury Awards.

A film that thanks to the characterization of the characters, the perfectly symmetrical framing and the epic soundtrack made us feel part of the rigid reality of the boarding school by involving us and offering us strong emotions of tension and oppression.