The 61st Venice International Film festival ended last night, with an awards ceremony at the Teatro La Fenice. Small number of acknowledgements for Italian cinema, regardless of the undoubtable quality of the productions and the great public appreciation.
Marcello Mastroianni Award went to Marco Luisi and Tommaso Ramenghi for Lavorare con lentezza by Guido Chiesa. The Venice Cinema Digital Award went to Un silenzio particolare by Stefano Rulli. Special mention Award “Luigi De Laurentiis” went to Saimir by Francesco Munzi. FIPRESCI Award went to Vincenzo Marra for the highly acclaimed Vento di terra, while the Fedic Award was awarded to Volevo solo dormirle addosso by Eugenio Cappuccio.
And more: CinemAvvenire Award for the best film and Sergio Transatti Prize (Ente dello Spettacolo) went to Le chiavi di casa by Gianni Amelio, Arca Cinema Giovani Prize – Italian Feature Film and Lino Miccichè Award went to Nemmeno il destino by Daniele Gaglianone. Lastly Arca Cinema Giovani Award – Digital Film went to Un silenzio particolare by Stefano Rulli.
“We believe” affirms Giovanni Galoppi, President of Audiovisual Industry Promotion "that apart from the main awards, the Italian cinema presented at the 61st Venice International Film Festival makes us particularly proud of the courage shown by our Filmmakers, in dealing with difficult subject matters, and the importance of the values that were expressed
The acknowledgements and mentions given to Films such as Le chiavi di casa, Saimir, Vento di terra, Nemmeno il destino, Un silenzio particolareand Volevo solo dormirle addosso represent the capability our authors have of dealing with external and internal conflicts, and portraying them through a rich human and artistic sensibility."