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Swiss film wins Sarajevo award
Film stars Marija Skaricic (left) and Rakan Rushaidat hold their Sarajevo best acting awards
The winners for best acting received Heart Of Sarajevo awards
A screen drama by a Swiss director about the lives of women in exile has won the best film award at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Das Fraulein, written and directed by Andrea Staka, follows the lives of three women from different parts of the ex-Yugoslavia living in Zurich.

The award for best actress went to one of the film's stars, Marija Skaricic.

The festival began on a small scale 12 years ago during the siege of the city by Bosnian Serb forces.

It now attracts international stars and around 100,000 people are estimated to have attended this year.

Andrea Staka's film also won the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland, earlier this month.

Sarajevo's 2006 best actor award went to Rakan Rushaidat who starred in All For Free.

The film is about a man who decides to spend his inheritance travelling to a new town every day and buying drinks for all of the inhabitants.




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