Award-Winners and Jury Rationales
by Valentin Hitz
by Ronny Trocker
Some films don't need much dialogue --
they live through their images.
Some characters don't need much action --
they live through the fears and hopes which we can guess through their eyes.
Some scripts don't seduce us with exotic locations --
they invent their quiet adventures relatively nearby.
Some stories don't end with a big finale --
but instead in a sudden way that challenges our imagination...
by Delphine and Muriel Coulin
Entering into closed off worlds, glancing at the power struggles of hidden institutions, opening our blind eyes to the people we usually ignore:
All of this is possible because cinema, when it dives into complicated contemporary subjects, is a matter of gaze.
A film that starts with all of its protagonists in blindfolds and which seals their fates in the dark of the night, this film leads them, and therefore us, towards dawn and awakening.
by Fulvio Bernasconi