"Crater" awarded in Austria
After the world premiere at the Venice International Film Critics' Week and the triumph at the Tokyo International Film Festival, Crater wins the Special Jury Prize at the 15th Crossing Europe Festival in Linz, Austria. The Austrian festival hadn't featured an Italian film in its main competition since 2014.
The jury praised Silvia Luzi's and Luca Bellino's capacity of "testing the boundaries of realism" and of "creating an intense cinematic experiment."
In collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà, this year the Austrian festival hosted an Edoardo Winspeare retrospective, too. In the past editions, the only Italian director who enjoyed a tribute was Matteo Garrone.
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.