"Easy" and "Where Shadows Fall" Triumph at Annecy
got the top prize at the 2017 edition of Annecy Cinéma Italien
. A road movie between Italy and Ukraine, the film received the Grand Prix from a jury composed by Claudio Giovannesi
, Adriano Valerio
, and Edouard Waintrop
The Audience Award went to Valentina Pedicini
’s debut feature Where Shadows Fall
, that world-premiered in Venice - Giornate degli autori. Between flashbacks and apparitions, the film tells the childhood of Anna, a young jenisch, in the 1970s Switzerland. The cast include newcomer Federica Rossellini
, and Elena Cotta
Other awards include: Special Jury Prize and Dauphiné Libéré Readers Prize to Michele Vannucci
’s I Am a Dreamer
, Cicae Award to Suranga Deshapriya Katugampala
’s For a Son
, Young Jury Prize to Andrea De Sica
’s Children of the Night
Documentary director Stefano Savona - author of Samouni Road, winner of the Oeil d'Or for Best Documentary in Cannes this year - will attend the 29th edition of FID Marseille, starting on July 10th.
The 64th Taormina Film Festival is taking place from July14 to 20 this year. Produced and organized by Videobank, the festival is directed by Silvia Bizio and Gianvito Casadonte.
A celebratrion for Martin Scorsese, guest of honor at “Il cinema ritrovato” film festival. Under the silver screen set up in a fully-booked Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, the director introduced the screening of Raging Bull, his 1980 masterpiece dedicated to Italo-American boxer Jake LaMotta and starring Robert De Niro.
According to the German media, the Berlin Film Festival has appointed Italy's Carlo Chatrian as its new Artistic Director. Chatrian, head of Locarno since 2013, will replace Dieter Kosslick, who has directed the Berlinale since 2001.