"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.
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.