Magazine article Screen International

'Blue My Mind' Triumphs at Swiss Film Awards

Magazine article Screen International

'Blue My Mind' Triumphs at Swiss Film Awards

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Lisa Brühlmann’s debut film takes three prizes including Best Fiction Film

‘Blue My Mind’

Blue My Mind, the debut film from Lisa Brühlmann, won three awards at the 21st Swiss Film Awards in Zurich tonight (March 23).

The film, a coming-of-age story imbued with elements of body horror, received best fiction film, best screenplay and best actress for Lena Wedler.

See below for the full list of winners

Brühlmann’s film world premiered in the New Directors section at the 2017 San Sebastian Film Festival, and won the Golden Eye and Critics’ Choice awards at Zurich Film Festival last year.

Best documentary was awarded to Jean-Stéphane Bron’s The Paris Opera, a behind-the-scenes look at the celebrated French performance, while Swiss director Marcel Gisler’s Mario picked up best actor for Max Hubacher and best performance in a supporting role for Jessy Moravec. Gisler has previously won Swiss Film Awards for F. Est Un Salud in 1999 and Electroboy in 2015.

Jan-Eric Mack won best short film for Facing Mecca, which was on the 2018 Oscar shortlist for best live action short, while the honorary award was given to Swiss animation artist Georges Schwizgebel in recognition of his work across five decades. …

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