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Activities - 05/09/2014

 

De Matteo and Cantet Awarded at Venice Days.

 

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The Italian film I NOSTRI RAGAZZI directed by Ivano de Matteo has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival. 2014 marks the eleventh time the Label has been awarded in Venice.

In receiving the Label, I NOSTRI RAGAZZI will benefit from promotional support from Europa Cinemas and better exhibition thanks to a financial incentive for Network cinemas to include it in their programme schedule

The jury issued the following statement: Ivano de Matteo’s film is a confident, beautifully written and extremely well constructed drama. It manages to articulate many powerful themes – alienation between children and their parents, fraternal rivalry and the law among others – without ever becoming a predictable polemic. The ensemble cast is universally strong, and they bring the characters’ development and changes to vivid life during the course of the film. Distribution potential for the film is strong as the variety of themes will appeal to younger and older audiences alike.”

Sold internationally by Rai com, this marks Ivano de Matteo’s fourth feature film. De Matteo is the screenwriter alongside Valentina Ferlan.  Marco Poccioni and Marco Valsania are the producers, with Francesca di Donna and Cotty Chubb as Executive Producers.  I NOSTRI RAGAZZI (THE DINNER) is a Rodeo Drive production with Rai Cinema with the support of MiBACT Direzione Generale per il Cinema. 

Synopsis: Two brothers, as different as night and day in every respect, and their wives, perennially warring with one another, have a tradition of meeting once a month in an expensive restaurant. Their precarious balance is upended when their children do something irreparable.

Cinematography: Vittorio Omodel Zorini

Editing: Consuelo Catucci

Music: Francesco Cerasi,

Sound: Antongiorgio Sabia

Costumes: Valentina Taviani

Actors : Alessandro Gassman, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Luigi lo Cascio, Barbora Bobulova, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Jacopo Olmo Antinori et Lidia Vitale

The Label Jury members: were :

SIMON WARD - Independent Cinema Office - LONDON (United Kingdom) 

ZITA HOSSZUOVA - Kino Lumiere / Slovak Film Institute - BRATISLAVA (Slovak Republic)

GIUSEPPE PERICO - Conca Verde - BERGAMO (Italy)

LOUIS ANSCHÜTZ - Studio Isabella - MUNICH (Germany)

The Official Jury of Venice Days, headed by Argentinian filmmaker Diego Lerman, has bestowed the Venice Days Award among the films of the Official Selection on RETOUR A ITHAQUE - RETURN TO ITHACA by Laurent Cantet

(International Sales: Funny Balloons)

The jury was composed by the participants to the program 28 Times Cinema of European Parliament. 

Here the motivation of the jury: "With limited conditions of time and space the film-maker succeeds to deliver an emotional and complex take on dealing with the secrets of the past". The registration of the final meeting of the jury, which was livestreamed, is available on the Venice Days website. 

The award consists of an expressly-designed trophy handed to the filmmaker and a cash prize of €20,000, to be split equally between the filmmaker and the film´s international distributor, who agrees to use the sum received to promote the winning film internationally.

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The Official Jury of Venice Days, headed by Argentinian filmmaker Diego Lerman, has bestowed the Venice Days Award among the films of the Official Selection on RETOUR A ITHAQUE - RETURN TO ITHACA by Laurent Cantet

(International Sales: Funny Balloons)

The jury was composed by the participants to the program 28 Times Cinema of European Parliament. 

Here the motivation of the jury: "With limited conditions of time and space the film-maker succeeds to deliver an emotional and complex take on dealing with the secrets of the past". The registration of the final meeting of the jury, which was livestreamed, is available on the Venice Days website. 

The award consists of an expressly-designed trophy handed to the filmmaker and a cash prize of €20,000, to be split equally between the filmmaker and the film´s international distributor, who agrees to use the sum received to promote the winning film internationally.

Venice Days are promoted by ANAC and 100autori, in agreement with the 71. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia.

Main Sponsors: Direzione Cinema del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas

Creative Partner: Miu Miu.

Partners: SIAE, SubTi, Garofalo, Lux Prize of the European Parliament.

Technical Partners: Frame by Frame, I-Club, 64 Biz, L'Eco della Stampa, Europa Cinemas, Cinecittà News, Cineuropa