LUCIA’S GRACE directed by Gianni Zanasi, has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Directors’ Fortnight section, awarded by a jury of four exhibitors from the Network.
TROPPA GRAZIA will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas Network, with additional promotion and incentives for exhibitors to extend the film’s run on screen. The film is sold internationally by The Match Factory.
The jury issued the following statement: “This is a fresh and original film from Gianni Zanasi about accepting yourself and others - dramatic, amusing and entertaining with a twist of mystery. It is directed with a light touch and features subtly drawn performances. We are confident that the Europa Cinemas Label can help draw audiences to this positive and intelligent film.”
The Cannes Europa Cinemas Label Jury this year comprised Matthieu Bakolas (Belgium), Joanna Bartkowiak (France), Rogelio Delgado (Spain) and Michaela Englert (Austria).
2018 marks the sixteenth time the Label has been awarded in Cannes, and this is the fourth Label awarded to an Italian movie: in 2017 the winner was the A ciambra by Jonas Carpignano, in 2010 Le quattro volte by Michelangelo Frammartino and in 2009 La pivellina by Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel.