"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.
Stefano Savona's film, winner of the Best Documentary award at Cannes, will kick off the eighth edition of the festival on 31 May, which is scheduled to take place in Palermo until 6 June
Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine lands in the US: A further confirmation of the fondness and great attention that the American audience is paying to her cinema.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno wins Best Actress Award at the 40th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in Naples in Veils by Ferzan Ozpetek.
Cindarella The Cat is the only Italian film featured in the main competition of the Annecy Animation Film Festival, the most prestigious event of this kind in Europe.