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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2018

Love and Bullets earns 15 David di Donatello nominations

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- Naples in Veils follows close behind with 11 nominations. Nico, 1988, Holding Hands and The Place all receive eight nominations. The Italian film awards will be announced on 21 March in Rome

Love and Bullets earns 15 David di Donatello nominations
Love and Bullets by the Manetti Bros

An animated title is included in the five candidates nominated for Best Film (Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alessandro Rak
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]
by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone), but it’s the musical Love and Bullets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
film profile
]
that’s the undisputed frontrunner for the 62nd Italian Film Academy awards, with nominations announced today in Rome. The film by the Manetti Bros., screened in competition at Venice Film Festival last year, has racked up 15 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Original Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor (Claudia Gerini and Carlo Buccirosso). Naples in Veils [+see also:
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]
by Ferzan Ozpetek follows close behind with 11 nominations, including Best Director, Best Photography, Best Actress and Best Actor (Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Alessandro Borghi – who has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Fortunata [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sergio Castellitto
film profile
]
).

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Eight nominations go to the winner of the Horizons section at Venice, Nico, 1988 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
film profile
]
by Susanna Nicchiarelli (including Best Film and Original Screenplay), with the same number of nominations also going to Holding Hands [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianni Amelio
film profile
]
by Gianni Amelio (including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Renato Carpentieri) and The Place [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Paolo Genovese (nominated for Best Director, Original Screenplay, Best Photography and Best Actor for Valerio Mastandrea). The Italian candidate for The Oscars, A Ciambra [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
by Jonas Carpignano, received 7 nominations (including Best Film, Best Director and Best Photography) as did Cinderella the Cat (including Best Producer and Soundtrack). Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
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trailer
making of
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]
by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, which opened the International Critics’ Week at Cannes last year, will be competing for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Photography and is also nominated for the David Giovani award.

Battling it out for Best Directorial Debut are Cosimo Gomez (Love and Bullets [+see also:
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]
), Roberto De Paolis (Pure Hearts [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Roberto De Paolis
film profile
]
), Andrea Magnani (Easy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Andrea De Sica (Children of the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea De Sica
film profile
]
) and Donato Carrisi (La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). Competing for the Best Actress award is Mezzogiorno, Paola Cortellesi (Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), Jasmine Trinca (Fortunata), Valeria Golino (Emma [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
) and Isabella Ragonese (Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
). Antonio Albanese (Like a Cat on a Highway) and Nicola Nocella (Easy) join Carpentieri, Borghi and Mastandrea in the race for the Best Actor award. The five finalists for Best EU Film are BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
by Robin Campillo,Borg McEnroe [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Janus Metz Pedersen, Elle [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Paul Verhoeven, Loving Vincent [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Dorota Kobiela
film profile
]
by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman andThe Square [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
by Ruben Ostlund.

The awards ceremony is due to take place on the 21 March in Rome and will be broadcast on the Italian TV channel Rai1. 

List of David di Donatello 2018 nominees: 

Best Film
A Ciambra [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonas Carpignano
film profile
]
- Jonas Carpignano (Italy/Brazil/USA/France/Germany/Sweden)
Love and Bullets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
film profile
]
- Manetti Bros.
Cinderella the Cat [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alessandro Rak
film profile
]
- Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone
Holding Hands [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gianni Amelio
film profile
]
- Gianni Amelio
Nico, 1988 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Susanna Nicchiarelli
film profile
]
- Susanna Nicchiarelli (Italy/Belium)

Best Director
A Ciambra - Jonas Carpignano
Love and Bullets - Manetti Bros.
Holding Hands - Gianni Amelio
Naples in Veils [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Ferzan Ozpetek
The Place [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
- Paolo Genovese

Best Directorial Debut
Love and Bullets [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Cosimo Gomez (Italy/France/Belgium)
Pure Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto De Paolis
film profile
]
- Roberto De Paolis
Easy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Andrea Magnani (Italy/Ukraine)
Children of the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea De Sica
film profile
]
- Andrea De Sica (Italy/Belgium)
La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Donato Carrisi (Italy/France/Germany)

Best Original Screenplay
A Ciambra
Love and Bullets
La ragazza nella nebbia
Nico, 1988
Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Adapted Screenplay
The War of Bumpkins [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Davide Barletti, Lorenzo Co…
film profile
]

Holding Hands
Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(Italia/France/Switzerland)
The Place
Rainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Taviani
film profile
]
(Italy/France)

Best Producer
A Ciambra
Love and Bullets
Cinderella the Cat
Nico, 1988
I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, I Can Quit Whenever I Want 3: Ad Honorem [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]

Best Actress
Paola Cortellesi - Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Jasmine Trinca – Fortunata [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sergio Castellitto
film profile
]

Valeria Golino - Emma [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Italy/Switzerland)
Giovanna Mezzogiorno – Naples in Veils
Isabella Ragonese - Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor
Antonio Albanese – Like a Cat on a Highway
Nicola Nocella - Easy
Renato Carpentieri – Holding Hands
Alessandro Borghi – Naples in Veils
Valerio Mastandrea - The Place

Best Supporting Actress
Claudia Gerini – Love and Bullets
Sonia Bergamasco – Like a Cat on a Highway
Micaela Ramazzotti – Holding Hands
Anna Bonaiuto – Naples in Veils
Giulia Lazzarini - The Place

Best Supporting Actor
Carlo Buccirosso – Love and Bullets
Alessandro Borghi - Fortunata
Elio Germano – Holding Hands
Peppe Barra – Naples in Veils
Giuliano Montaldo - Tutto quello che vuoi

Best Photography
A Ciambra
Malarazza [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Naples in Veils
Sicilian Ghost Story
The Place

Best Soundtrack
Love and Bullets
Cinderella the Cat
Holding Hands
Naples in Veils
Nico, 1988

Best Original Song
Love and Bullets
Cinderella the Cat
Riccardo va all’inferno [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]

Sicilian Ghost Story
The Place

Best Set Design
Love and Bullets
Ugly Nasty People
La ragazza nella nebbia
Holding Hands
Naples in Veils
Riccardo va all’inferno

Best Costume Design
Agadah
Love and Bullets
Ugly Nasty People
Naples in Veils
Riccardo va all’inferno

Best Makeup
Love and Bullets
Ugly Nasty People
Fortunata
Naples in Veils
Nico 1988
Riccardo va all’inferno

Best Hairstyle
Love and Bullets
Ugly Nasty People
Fortunata
Nico 1988
Riccardo va all’inferno

Best EU Film
BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
- Robin Campillo (France)
Borg McEnroe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Janus Metz Pedersen (Sweden/Denmark/Finland/Czech Republic)
Elle [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Paul Verhoeven (France/Germany/Belgium)
Loving Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dorota Kobiela
film profile
]
- Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (UK/Poland)
The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
- Ruben Ostlund (Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/USA)

Best Foreign Film
Dunkirk [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Christopher Nolan (UK/The Netherlands/France/USA)
The Insult [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ziad Doueiri
film profile
]
- Ziad Doueiri (Lybia/France/Belgium/USA)
La La Land - Damien Chazelle (USA)
Loveless [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrey Zvyagintsev
film profile
]
- Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia/France/Belgium/Germany)
Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan (USA)

David Giovani Award
Cinderella the Cat
Gramigna (Volevo una vita normale) [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Sicilian Ghost Story
The Place
Tutto quello che vuoi

(Translated from Italian)

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