The Swiss festival's prestigious Golden Leopard was awarded this year to the film by Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra.
The involvement of Capricci Films, co-producer and international sales agent, in Historia de la meva mort (Story of My Death) made it a minority French production. Albert Serra defines it as "a film about the beauty of horror, but also about the horror of beauty."
The Best First Feature award went to Mouton by Gilles Deroo and Marianne Pistone, a 100% French film, produced by Boule de Suif Production.
25 French features and 7 short films were presented this year at the Locarno International Film Festival.