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Chinese documentary wins top prize at Locarno

National News // Aug. 14, 2017

The major Locarno Film Festival has come to an end with a Chinese documentary taking the top prize.

Mrs Fang/Locarno Film Festival Chinese documentary wins top prize at Locarno

The film ‘Mrs Fang’ tells the story of a dying farmer in the last 10 days of her life. Fang Xiuying was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The documentary was directed by Wang Bing, a noted film maker who has also been on the Locarno jury in the past.

Coming in second was a Brazilian horror movie – Bad Manners.

 

Tags: locarno, film, ticino

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