Among Italians, Intramovies has most interesting slate at EFM
by Camillo de Marco
First up is Laís Bodanzky’s Brazilian youth comedy As Melhores Coisas do Mundo, winner of seven main awards (including Best Film, Director and Screenplay) at Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival.
On the Italian side, Intramovies also has Aureliano Amadei’s 20 Cigarettes [trailer], winner of the Controcampo Italiano sidebar of the and the Pasinetti Award at the 2010 Venice fest. The film on the bombing of the Carabinieri headquarters in Nassirya pochi giorni fa si è aggiudicato anche il Best Debut Film prize at the second edition of the Bif&st festival in Bari.
Presented out of competition at the 2010 Rome International Film Festival (RIFF), Ricky Tognazzi’s The Father and the Foreigner [trailer] is based on the eponymous novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo (Romanzo Criminale) and stars Alessandro Gassman, Amr Waked and Ksenia Rappoport. It will be released domestically on Feburary 18 by 01 Distribution.
From the Waste On [trailer], the debut film of Gianfrancesco Lazzotti, is a comedy about disability, prison and love starring Cristiana Capotondi and Filippo Nigro, who both picked up awards at the Taormina Film Festival. The film produced by Rosa Film and Facciapiatta with RAI Cinema also won the Grand Prix Special du Jury at the Festival des Films du Monde in Montreal.
Besides the aforementioned six titles to be screened at the EFM, Intramovies will also bring Marco Chiarini’s delicate fairy tale The Thin Match Man [trailer], a hit with audiences at various international film festivals.
(Translated from Italian)