David di Donatello Awards: 15 shortlisted docs
the 15 documentaries shortlisted by the David Academy, and to be submitted to
the jury that will define the final nominations.
Alberto nostro by Federica Ravera; Bajkonur,
Earth by Andrea Sorini; Citizen Rosi by Didi Gnocchi and Carolina
Rosi; Fellini fine mai by Eugenio Cappuccio; I Had a Dream by
Claudia Tosi; Il passo dell’acqua by Antonio Di Biase; Mafia Is Not
What It Used to Be by Franco Maresco; The Passion of Anna Magnani by
Enrico Cerasuolo; The Disappearance of My Mother by Beniamino Barrese; Normal
by Adele Tulli; Più della vita by Raffaella Rivi; Joking with
Infrantyman by Gianfranco Pannone; No Filters. The Unconventional Cinema
of Claudio Caligari by Simone Isola and Fausto Trombetta; Selfie by
Agostino Ferrente; Tony Driver by Ascanio Petrini.
According to a statement: “The documentary
selection committee of the David di Donatello Awards wish to stress the great
stylistic and thematic variety of the works that were taken into consideration.
Only 15 films out of 103 have been chosen, but we acknowledge that each year it
becomes increasingly difficult to shortlist such a limited number of titles.
However, it’s our duty to present the Academy members with a number of films
that could be as much representative as possible of the richness, the
linguistic renewal, and the ability to dialogue with the present of the Italian
filmmakers. Documentary – provided that it is still possibly to subsume so many
cinematic forms under a single label – is more alive than ever.”
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