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Italian Golden Globes: The Intruder wins Foreign Press Association award for Best Film

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- The Italian Foreign Press Association awarded Best Actor to Toni Servillo and Luca Marinelli, Best Actress to Paola Cortellesi, and Best Comedy to Love and Bullets

Italian Golden Globes: The Intruder wins Foreign Press Association award for Best Film
Leonardo Di Costanzo (left) with his Golden Globe for Best Film for The Intruder (© Victor Sokolowicz)

The Italian Foreign Press Association awarded the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Film to The Intruder [+see also:
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 by Leonardo Di Costanzo, the second feature film by the director of The Interval [+see also:
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interview: Leonardo Di Costanzo
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, co-produced by Italy, Switzerland and France.

The 58th edition of the awards ceremony – voted for by foreign journalists and hosted last night at the Villa Medici in Rome – saw the award for Best Actor go to both Toni Servillo in the role of inspector Vogel in La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
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, acted "with such skill and naturalness it was as if he were at a restaurant enjoying life while moving from starter to main course" (the film by Donato Carrisi also won a Globe for Best Screenplay), and to Luca Marinelli in Rainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Taviani
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]
, for "demonstrating his total devotion to cinema by gifting us with yet another great acting triumph in the latest film by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani." The award for Best Actress went to Paola Cortellesi, who, from the opening scenes of Like a Cat on a Highway [+see also:
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, according to the jury, "provokes an immediate empathetic response in the viewer. Her sincere and sweet tone makes her one of the wittiest actresses in Italian cinema."

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Awards also went to Love and Bullets [+see also:
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interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
film profile
]
 by the Manetti Bros. (Best Comedy), The Place [+see also:
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by Paolo Genovese (Best Cinematography for Fabrizio Lucci) and Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood [+see also:
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 by Jesús Garcés Lambert (Best Documentary), while the award for Best Debut Film went to Maria per Roma [+see also:
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 by Karen di Porto. The Best Music award went to Pino Donaggio for Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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by Paolo Franchi.

Finally, as previously announced, the Foreign Press Association awarded the Grand Prize to L’esodo [+see also:
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 by Cyrus Formisano for its "strong depiction of the rift between the ‘powers that be’ and real life. A real political film"), and the Lifetime Achievement Golden Globe to Gianni Amelio, for having described "unforgettable paternal figures,” in his films, “turning them into centres of creative gravitation around which to build wonderful stories."

The complete list of 2018 Globi d'oro winners:

Best Film
The Intruder [+see also:
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 - Leonardo Di Costanzo (Italy/Switzerland/France)

Best Actor
Toni Servillo - La ragazza nella nebbia [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
(Italy/France/Germany)
Luca Marinelli - Rainbow - A Private Affair [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Taviani
film profile
]
(Italy/France)

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

Foreign Press Grand Prize
L’esodo [+see also:
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]
 - Ciro Formisano

Best Screenplay
Donato Carrisi - La ragazza nella nebbia

Best Comedy
Love and Bullets [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marco and Antonio Manetti
film profile
]
 - Manetti Bros.

Best Debut Film
Maria per Roma [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 - Karen di Porto

Best Cinematography
Fabrizio Lucci - The Place [+see also:
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making of
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]

Best Music
Pino Donaggio - Dove non ho mai abitato [+see also:
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]

Best Documentary
Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood [+see also:
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]
 - Jesús Garcés Lambert

Short Film Special Mention
Numeruomini - Gianfranco Ferraro

Best Short Film
Stai Sereno - Daniele Stocchi

Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement Award
Gianni Amelio

(Translated from Italian)

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