EFA: Marcello Fonte wins Best Actor Award
Stefano Stefanutto Rosa
Marcello Fonte wins the prize for Best Actor at the 31st edition of the European Film Awards. At the latest Cannes Film Festival, Fonte had already won the Golden Palm for Best Actor for his role in Matteo Garrone's Dogman. During his acceptance speech at the ceremony in Seville, the actor said: "How come! There are so many actors who are better than me. This prize is for you all." While looking at the statuette, representing a woman, Fonte added: "I am happy, I've finally found a girlfriend who doesn't move and remains with me." Another Italian success at the EFA was the Audience Award bestowed to Luca Guadagnino's Call Me by Your Name. Sara Fgaier's The Years wins Best European Short Film. In the Italo-French coproduction, Annie Ernaux reads the text "The Years", fragments taken from the shores of a timeless Sardinia. Gestures, faces, scenes of family life, re-edited and disanchored from the original context, become expressive elements of a confession that is, at the same time, a journey of self-discovery and a collective storytelling. As previously announced, Dogman also wins prizes for Best Costumes (to Massimo Cantini Parrini) and Best Make Up and Hair (to Dalia Colli, Lorenzo Tamburini, Daniela Tartari).
Happy as Lazzaro wins the European
University Film Award. The nominated films were viewed and discussed in 22
universities in 22 countries and each institution selected its favourite film.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards.
The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 31st edition of the European Film Awards. Matteo Garrone’s Dogman and Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro gets 4 nominations each
Stefano Savona's Samouni Road - produced by Marco Alessi, Penelope Bortoluzzi and Cécile Lestrade - is one of the films in the run for this year's EFA award for best documentary.