Saverio Costanzo’s film, Private, continues to establish its presence in the numerous International festivals in which it participates, by the number of “ statuettes” it continues to receive worldwide. It is once more triumphant at the South African Film Festival in Cape Town, where on the evening of November 19th it receives the Best Film award.
Earning public acclaim and rounds of applause from the Word Cinema delegates, it was named by the jury as: ” a magnificent example of a low-budget film capable of representing and interpreting the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict” Costanzo’s film shared the podium with the English/South African film Tsotsi by Gavin Hood, presently in the Oscar running, and recipient of the Jury Prize award.
Nine other Italian films participated in the Festival,which include national productions as well as coproductions, among them The Passion of Joshua, the Jew by Pasquale Scimeca, When do the Girls Show Up? by Pupi Avati, Mater Natura by Massimo Andrei, Come Into the Light by Roberto Faenza, the collective work, All the invisible children, and Bal Can Can by Darko Mitrevski, coproduced by Verdecchi Film and presented in Competition.