Visions du Réel has set a new record for attendance with more than 35'000 spectators.
Amongst the 54 countries represented in the Festival's selection this year, all five continents have their award winners. Switzerland is also honoured with 4 prize-winning films, including 2 coproductions.
The Poste Suisse Sesterce d’or for best film in the International Features Competition will be awarded tonight to Abbas Fahdel for Homeland (Iraq Year Zero), a six-hour groundbreaking film that follows an Iraqi family before and after the 2003 American intervention.
The numerous opportunities to encounter the guest directors—136 attended the Festival—and the musical evenings at this 46th edition were a success.
Thank you for this beautiful edition and see you next year, 15–23 April!
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