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.
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.