News from the Locarno Festival

Back to Stay tops Mar del Plata

Back to Stay tops Mar del Plata



The first feature film Abrir puertas y ventanas (Back to Stay) by Milagros Mumenthaler won the two main awards at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival: the Golden Astor for Best Feature Film and the Silver Astor for Best Direction. The Swiss-Argentine co-production was screened as a world premiere at the last Festival del film Locarno where it won the prestigious Pardo d'oro, the main Award of the international competition.

Among the other prize-winners at Mar del Plata, Joslyn Jensen won Best Actress for her performance in Mark Jackson's drama Without. This first feature film was presented in the Concorso Cineasti del presente at this year’s Locarno Festival.

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