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.
The Toronto International Film Festival (September 5 to 15) announced that its 2019 edition will be closed by the international premiere of Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden
Gianluca Giannelli, who share the artistic direction with Fabia Bettini, shares some sneak peeks of the upcoming edition of Alice nella città.
The 30th edition of FID Marseille (July 9-15) will present 125 films from 35 countries. Italy is represented by Gaia Formenti’s and Marco Piccarredda’s Creature, Whither Goest Thou? in competition.
Francesco Bruni’s Friends by Chance will open the 19th edition of Nuovo Cinema Italia, the festival of Italian cinema taking place in Vienna from June 13th to 19th.