Premio Raimondo Rezzonico: Margaret Ménégoz
The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico - Best Independent Producer will be awarded to the French producer Margaret Ménégoz, on Tuesday 13 August at 9.30pm on the Piazza Grande. The following day, Wednesday 14 August at the Spazio Cinema (Forum), Anthony Bobeau, Le Film Français, will moderate a public discussion with the producer.
The following films will be screened in honor of Margaret Ménégoz:
NOCE BLANCHE (White Wedding) by Jean-Claude Brisseau
France – 1989 – 92 min.
CONTE D'ÉTÉ (A Summer Tale) by Eric Rohmer
France – 1996 – 113 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 and, in 2012, Arnon Milchan.