Giovanna Mezzogiorno awarded in Moscow
Giovanna Mezzogiorno wins Best Actress Award at the 40th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in Naples in Veils by Ferzan Ozpetek, playing in competition and as Opening Film of the festival.
The international jury was headed by Paolo Del Brocco and composed by Russian director Anna Melikyan, John Savage, Nastassja Kinski, and Chinese director Liang Qiao. Back in 2012 another Ozpetek film, Magnificent Presence, won the Audience Award in Moscow. The attendance of Italian films and delegations has been coordinated by Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire by Roberto Minervini wins the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival. Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher triumphed at the Chicago Film Fest by winning the Golden Hugo for Best Film in the international competition. Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine won the Golden Anchor at the Haifa Film Festival in Israel.
The 56th Viennale (October 25th – November 8th) has announced its program and reserved privileged slots for Italian cinema: Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro is the Opening Gala, while this year’s Focus is dedicated to Roberto Minervini
A large Italian presence will mark the 41st edition of the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, to be held in Hollywood from November 8th to the 15th.
The Festival du cinema italien of Villerupt (October 26th – November 11th) will present around 70 titles including features, documentaries and retrospectives, besides two photographic exhibitions linked to the Emilia Romagna region, which is the focus of the present edition.