"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
From the Middle East to the Far East, three big festivals - Haifa, Busan, and Tokyo - showcase a selection of Italian films.
Silvia Luzi's and Luca Bellino's Crater will represent Italy at the upcoming Tokyo Film Festival, taking place from October 25 to November 3.
News at Annecy Cinema Italien: after the announcement of a new director, Francesco Giai Via, new dates (September 25 - October 1), and a poster designed by young Italian illustrator Emiliano Ponzi, the upcoming edition features a mutifaceted programme divided into 4 sections.
The three actors/directors will receive the Wind of Europe Award at this year’s edition of the festival, which takes place from 24 July to 2 August on the Pontine island