Argentina Wins Six Prizes at Locarno Including Best Film Award

Argentina was the big winner of the 64th edition of the Locarno Fim Festival that came to an end today, winning six prizes. Milagros Mumenthaler's Abrir puertas y ventanas / Back to Stay took hom five prizes at the competition including the Golden Leopard award, the festival's top prize, as Best Film in the international competition; the Best Actress award for María Canale; and the FIPRESCI Award. Additionally Santiago Mitre's El estudiante won a Special Jury Prize in the Cineasti del Presente section. The Golden Leopard prize includes a cash award of 90,000 Swiss francs (about $131,000 US).