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CANNES 2017

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Jasmine Trinca, UCR Best Actress: “I Celebrate the Idea of a Struggling Simple Woman”

Jasmine Trinca won the Un Certain Regard Best Actress Award for her role in Sergio Castellitto’s Lucky. “This is an award for all the women, and especially the great women of my life: my mother and my daughter, who screamed for me not to go when she saw me leaving this morning.”

Bertani, “Producer on the Move”: Towards a New Auteur Cinema

“We can be more adventurous.” Selected as Producer on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival, Tommaso Bertani illustrates his work philosophy.

Annarita Zambrano: “We Are All Held Hostage by Violence”.

Annarita Zambrano’s debut feature After the War, starring Giuseppe Battiston and Barbora Bobulova, premiered at this year’s Un Certain Regard. A fresh take on the so-called ‘years of lead’ through the eyes of the family of a former red terrorist. 

Suburban Hearts at the Quinzaine

Pure Hearts by first-time director Roberto De Paolis premiered at this year’s Quinzaine. Moving from the classical “boy meets girl”, the film aims to describe the everyday war among the lowest classes in the suburbs of Rome.

Claudia Cardinale: Don’t Call Me Diva

“I don’t like the star system, I’m a normal person.” In Cannes to present her latest film Nobili bugie at the Italian Pavilion, Claudia Cardinale looks shy when it comes to her image as a diva.

Leonardo Di Costanzo: “The Intruder Is a Universal Story”

Leonardo Di Costanzo, director of The Interval, presents his latest film The Intruder at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2017.

Castellitto and Mazzantini: “Lucky, A Greek Tragedy in Tor Pignattara”

In conversation with Sergio Castellitto and Margaret Mazzantini, director and scriptwriter of Lucky, who explain how they tailored the role of a genuine suburban woman on Jasmine Trinca. The film has been presented in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival 2017.

A Ciambra: Roma that Scorsese Likes

A Ciambra, second feature by Italo-American director Jonas Carpignano, has been warmly received upon its world premiere at the Quinzaine des Realisateurs.

Sicilian Ghost Story: a Sicilian Black Tale

After their successful debut, Salvo, directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza are back to the Croisette with their latest work, Sicilian Ghost Story, opening film of the Semaine de la critique in Cannes.

Franceschini: the European Challenge

Implementing decrees in the home stretch; reorganisation of Cinecittà on the horizon – with “the possibility for it to become a public ownership again with the involvement of Rai, and to inaugurate a new season of Italian cinema that could be able to attract foreign investments”; Europe as a big opportunity because “alone we are all small, but as EU we are the biggest producer and distributor of global contents.”

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