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Pardo d’onore Swisscom: Agnès Varda
 

The Pardo d’onore Swisscom 2014 will be presented to the French director Agnès Varda. The award ceremony will take place on Sunday, 10 August on the Piazza Grande. Agnès Varda will take part in a conversation at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) open to the public moderated by Jean-Michel Frodon.
 

In honour of Agnès Varda, the following films will be screened:

CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7)
France/Italy – 1961 – 90 min.
 
LES CRÉATURES (The Creatures)
France/Sweden – 1965 – 110 min.
 
ONCLE YANCO
United States – 1967 – 22 min.
 
LIONS LOVE
United States/France – 1969 – 110 min.
 
DOCUMENTEUR
United States/France – 1980 – 63 min.
 
SANS TOIT NI LOI (Vagabond)
France – 1985 – 105 min.
 
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE (The Gleaners & I)
France – 2000 – 82 min.
 
LES PLAGES D’AGNÈS
France – 2008 – 110 Min. (Piazza Grande)

AGNÈS DE CI DE LÀ VARDA
France – 2011 – 5 x 43 min.
 

For the last 26 years the Festival del film Locarno’s Pardo d’onore has been awarded to masters of contemporary cinema; previous recipients include filmmakers of such stature as Samuel Fuller, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Loach, Sidney Pollack, Abbas Kiarostami, William Friedkin, JIA Zhang-ke, Alain Tanner and, in 2013, Werner Herzog.
Swisscom, main sponsor of the Festival del film Locarno since 1998, supports the Pardo d’onore for the sixth consecutive year.
 

Premio Raimondo Rezzonico: Nansun Shi

The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico - Best Independent Producer will be awarded to Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi, on Monday 11 August on the Piazza Grande. At the Spazio Cinema (Forum), Giona Nazzaro will moderate a public discussion with the producer.
 

The tribute to Nansun Shi will be accompanied by the following films:

SUN LUNG MOON HAK CHAN (Dragon Gate) by Raymond Lee
Hong Kong – 1992 – 103 min. 
 
SHUN LIU NI LIU (Time and Tide) by Hark Tsui
Hong Kong/China – 2000 – 113 min.

DI RENJIE: SHEN DU LONG WANG (Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon) by Hark Tsui
China – 2013 – 133 min.
 

The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico was established in 2002, in memory of the man who was the Festival’s chairman for almost twenty years. This award, offered by the Municipality of Minusio, is attributed every year to an important independent producer, aiming to highlight a key figure in film, and to salute their courage, their ability to take risks and support auteurs. Previous recipients are Paulo Branco, Ruth Waldburger, Karl Baumgartner, Jeremy Thomas, the Agat Films & Cie collective, Lita Stantic, Christine Vachon, Martine Marignac, Menahem Golan, Mike Medavoy, Arnon Milchan and, in 2013, Margaret Ménégoz.
 

Excellence Award Moët & Chandon: Juliette Binoche

French actress Juliette Binoche will receive the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon on Friday 15 August on the Piazza Grande. At the Spazio Cinema (Forum), the public will have the opportunity to attend a conversation with the actress moderated by Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian.
 

The following films of Juliette Binoches’s career will be screened:

TROIS COULEURS: BLEU (Three Colors: Blue) by Krzysztof Kieslowski
France/Poland/Switzerland – 1993 – 98 min.
 
COPIE CONFORME (Certified Copy) by Abbas Kiarostami
France/Italy/Belgium/Iran – 2010 – 106 min.

SILS MARIA (Clouds of Sils Maria) by Olivier Assayas
France/Germany/Switzerland – 2014 – 125 min. (Piazza Grande)
 

Every year the Excellence Award goes to one or more actors of international stature. Previous recipients are Oleg Menchikov, Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Michel Piccoli, Carmen Maura, Toni Servillo, Chiara Mastroianni, Isabelle Huppert, Charlotte Rampling, Gael García Bernal and, in 2013, Sir Christopher Lee and Victoria Abril. Moët & Chandon is supporting the Excellence Award for the sixth consecutive year.
 

Vision Award - Nescens: Garrett Brown

The American cameraman Garrett Brown is to receive the Vision Award - Nescens, Thursday 14 August on the Piazza Grande. The audience will also have an opportunity to participate in a masterclasses, at the Palavideo, with Garrett Brown whowill share the secrets of the making of the most famous films in his career.
 

The following films will be screened in honor of Garrett Brown:

BOUND FOR GLORY by Hal Ashby
United States – 1976 – 147 min.
 
ROCKY by John G. Avildsen
United States – 1976 – 122 min.
 
THE SHINING by Stanley Kubrick
United States – 1980 – 124 min.
 
WOLFEN by Michael Wadleigh
United States – 1981 – 115 min.
 

The Vision Award both highlights and pays tribute to someone whose creative work behind the scenes, as well as in their own right, has contributed to opening up new perspectives in film. The award is supported for the first year by Nescens, Swiss anti-aging science. Last year the Vision Award went to Douglas Trumbull.
 

Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani: Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Lifetime Achievement Award - Parmigiani will be presented to the German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday 7 August on the Piazza Grande. At the Spazio Cinema (Forum), Armin Mueller-Stahl will take part in a public conversation moderated by Ralf Schenk.
 

The tribute to Armin Mueller-Stahl will include the following films:

LOLA by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
ex Federal Republic of Germany – 1981 – 113 min.
 
UTZ by George Sluizer
Germany/Italy/United Kingdom – 1992 – 98 min.
 
SHINE by Scott Hicks
Australia – 1996 – 105 min.
 

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2011 to salute film personalities with an extraordinary career. In the past three years it was presented to three film legends: Harrison Ford (2011), Alain Delon (2012), and Jacqueline Bisset (2013). It is supported by Parmigiani for the second time.
 

Pardo alla carriera to Víctor Erice

Spanish filmmaker Víctor Erice will receive a Pardo alla carriera. The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 13 August on the Piazza Grande. The tribute will be accompanied by a conversation with the audience at the Spazio Cinema (Forum) moderated by Miguel Marías.
 

The following films of Víctor Erice’s career will be screened:

EL ESPIRITU DE LA COLMENA
Spain – 1973 – 97 min.
 
EL SUR
Spain – 1983 – 94 min.
 
EL SOL DEL MEMBRILLO (The Quince Tree of the Sun)
Spain – 1992 – 139 min.
 
ALUMBRAMIENTO (Lifeline)
Spain – 2002 – 11 min.

CORRESPONDENCIA VÍCTOR ERICE - ABBAS KIAROSTAMI by Víctor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami
Spain/Iran – 2005/2007 – 94 min.
 
LA MORTE ROUGE
Spain – 2006 – 33 min.

VIDROS PARTIDOS
Portugal – 2012 – 39 min.
 

Leopard Club Award to Mia Farrow

Named after the supporting Association of the Festival, the Leopard Club Award pays tribute to someone in film whose work has left a mark on the collective imagination. This year the award is attributed to the American actress Mia Farrow. The award presentation will take place on Friday 8 August on the Piazza Grande. The tribute is accompanied by a conversation session with the public and a selection of her films. 
 

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