Carlo Chatrian to head Berlin Film Fest
According to the German media, including daily newspaper B. Z. Berlin, 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. In recent years, Kosslick has been subject to many criticism. Last year, a group of 79 German directors signed an open letter on the Spiegel asking for a new start with a "prominent figure, passionate of cinema with outstanding international contacts, and able to take the Berlinale to the level of Cannes and Venice." Kosslick's appointment expires on 31 May 2019. No comment from his team at present.
The red carpet is rolling out for this year’s Cinema Italian Style, taking place in Hollywood from November 13th to 18th. The event celebrates one year of Italian success and revelations in Italian cinema through a selection of around ten film from the latest season.
Letizia Lamartire's We'll Be Young and Beautiful wins the Amilcar Jury Grand Prix at the Villerupt Film Festival, while Laura Luchetti's Twin Flower gets the Young Jury Award.
Documentaries CittàGiardino by Marco Piccareda and What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire by Roberto Minervini are the two Italian films selected for the 33rd edition of the Mar del Plata International Film Festival (November 10-17).
Just a few days after winning the BNL Audience Award at the 13th Rome Film Fest, Edoardo De Angelis' The Vice of Hope wins two international prizes at the 31st Tokyo Film Festival