Rotterdam: “Happy as Lazzaro” wins Youth Jury Award
A successful year for Italian cinema at the Rotterdam Film Festival. Alice Rohrwacher’s
Happy as Lazzaro wins the Youth Jury
Award, while Phaim Bhuiyan’s autobiographical comedy Bangla won widespread acclaim from the audience. All ofx this
latter’s screenings went sold out, so the festival had to organize last-minute
reruns. The selections and delegations at the Rotterdam Film Fest have been
organized by Istituto Luce Cinecittà.
Visions du Réel, the prestigious Swiss festival dedicated to documentary, celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
The new documentary by Enrico Masi, Shelter - Farewell to Eden, is a protagonist of the spring festival circuit with its participation in competition at CPH:DOX (March 20-31), Cinéma du réel (March 15-24), and BFI Flare. Moreover, it's just been nominated for the annual Doc Alliance Award, to be presented during the Cannes Film Festival.
For the first time, an Italian film – Laura Luchetti’s Twin Flower – will open the Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema (FESCAAL), whose 29th edition will take place in Milan from March 23rd to 31st.
The 10th edition of “From Venice to Moscow” will take place from February 20th to 24th and will present nine features from the line-up of the latest Venice Film Festival.