Locarno festival honours Swiss great Bruno Ganz

11th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Bruno Ganz, considered as one of Switzerland's greatest actors, was to be honoured by the Locarno festival Thursday before the screening of his latest film.

In French director Patricia Mazuy's "Of Women and Horses", Marina Hands is a young rider on a quest for a horse and Bruno Ganz is a legendary trainer.

Ganz, 70, started his acting career in theatre and is best known for his performances as an angel in Wim Wenders' iconic "Wings of Desire" (1987) and depicting Adolf Hitler's final days in "Downfall" (2004).

Patricia Mazuy already collected Locarno's top award, the Golden Leopard, for "Travolta and Me" in 1993.

The 64th edition of the Locarno festival, famous for its starlit screenings attended by thousands on the Piazza Grande in the heart of the lakeside town, winds up on Saturday.

© 2011 AFP

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