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Female directors dominate Zurich Film Festival awards

Female directors dominate Zurich Film Festival awards

‘Identifying Features’ by Mexican filmmaker Fernanda Valadez wins top prize.

Mexican director Fernanda Valadez’s drama Identifying Features has won the top prize for best feature at the 2020 Zurich Film Festival, which awarded all its top Golden Eye honours to female directors.

Identifying Features is about a woman who travels across Mexico in search of her son, who is presumed dead after trying to cross the border, and teams with a recently deported young man.

The film premiered at Sundance where it won an audience award and screenplay prize, and more recently screened at San Sebastian, where it picked up the Horizons award.

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