The Settlers – Fiction Grand Prize ex-aequo


Sunday 17 March – 14h30
Fiction Competition
Grütli - Salle Simon
Rue du Général-Dufour 16, 1204 Geneva

The Grand Fiction Prize is awarded to two debut films, tied for first place: The Cage is Looking for a Bird by Malika Musaeva and The Settlers by Felipe Gálvez.

During this session (14:30), you can discover the film The Settlers by Felipe Gálvez.

This prize is offered by the Hélène and Victor Barbour Foundation, and awarded by the International Jury, represented by Sepideh Farsi, Meenakshi Shedde, Flavia Zanon, and Thierry Oppikofer.

“This film impressed the jury with its formal mastery in service of an uncompromising narrative, prompting us to reflect on our relationship with the world and history.”

At the beginning of the 20th century, three men set off on an expedition to Tierra del Fuego. Through breathtaking landscapes and using ‘Western’ cinematography, the film takes a look at the colonial past and looks at how it is represented today and in the future.