"Borg McEnroe" Gets Audience Award at Rome Film Fest
Janus Metz Pedersen's Borg McEnroe
wins the BNL Audience Award at the 12th Rome Film Fest
. The award, in collaboration with the festival's main partner BNL Group BNP Paribas, was voted by the audience by using myCicero, official app the festival.
The film will be released theatrically in Italy on November 9 thanks to Lucky Red.
Struck by the Netflix series The Booth at the End (2010-12), Paolo Genovese turn it into an off-the-grid drama: The Place, special event at the Rome Film Fest, starring Valerio Mastandrea, Sabrini Ferilli, Alba Rohrwacher, Alessandro Borghi and many more.
The jury of Alice nella città bestowed the Best Film Award to Adrian Goiginger's The Best of All Worlds. Lisa Bruhlmann's Blue My Mind wins the Alice/Taodue Golden Camera Award, and Cosimo Messeri's Metti una notte the Roma Lazio Film Commission Award.
Restored in 4k, Giuliano Montaldo's 1971 Sacco & Vanzetti is presented at the Rome Film Festival: death penalty, prejudice against immigrants, physical elimination of the "foreigner" and a song - Joan Baez' Here's to You - that is still an hymn against injustice.
The "close encounter" with Nanni Moretti at the Rome Film Fest ended up in a very emotional way as the director confessed he had fought against a cancer relapse. The news was releaved by showing 8 minutes of his upcoming short film, Autobiografia dell'uomo mascherato (lit. Autobiography of the man in disguise).