Irene Dionisio in Berlinale Talents
Arturo’s Voice, the new feature film project by Irene Dionisio, written with Valia
Santella, has been selected for Berlinale
Talents among 3400 applications from 130 countries. Dionisio’s work –
ranging from video installations to documentaries and feature films – explores topics
of integration and the difficulties in the intercultural dialogue (Shores), the current social and economic
crisis (The Factory Is Full and The Last Things), little known mental
disorders (The Song of Sirens),
prostitution and workers’ rights (Fières d'être
Pute). Since 2017 she’s the Director of the Torino Gay & Lesbian Film
Roberto Saviano wins the Silver Bear Best Script Award at the 69th Berlinale, along with Maurizio Braucci and director Claudio Giovannesi for Piranhas, based on his own novel.
Federico Bondi’s Dafne wins the Fipresci Prize in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. The film is produced by Vivo Film and Rai Cinema, and will be released by Istituto Luce Cinecittà on March 21st.
A criminal education towards death, like that unrelenting passage from childhood playfulness to adulthood ferocity. Claudio Giovannesi comments on Piranhas, his film based on a novel by Roberto Saviano
The gavage ritual – for which the bride-to-be must gain weight in order to reach an ideal standard of beauty – is at the core of Michela Occhipinti’s Flesh Out, presented in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.