Jonas Carpignano to be part of Berlinale First Feature Jury
Italian director Jonas Carpignano (A Ciambra) will be part of the jury who will bestow the award for the best first feature at the upcoming Berlinale. The jury also include Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer (Ana, mon amour) and Israeli film critic Noa Regev, director of the Jerusalem Cinemateque, the Israel Film Archive, and the Jerusalem Film Festival. The GWFF First Feature Award, created in 2006, consists of 50,000 Euro, offered by the GWFF, an association for the protection of the copyright in the audio-visual field. 18 films from all the sections of the festival are eligible for the award.
Brother Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo present their first feature Boys Cry in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival. The film convey their philosophy: "Against aggressiveness and violence, we need poetry and tenderness."
Rome-based director Laura Bispuri takes part in the Berlin competition for the second time with Daughter of Mine starring Valeria Golino and Alba Rohrwacher.
Realized by Luce Cinecittà in collaboration with Anica and the support of General Directorate for Cinema, Ministry of Economic Development and Ice, the Italian Pavilion in Berlin is a homage to light and creative vitality.
An Italian-French-Dutch-Mexican coproduction, Land, written and directed by Babak Jalali will celebrate its world premiere in the Panorama section of the 68th Berlin Film Festival.