Full audience at Rome Film Festival. The winner is Un cuento chino
by Camillo de Marco
07/11/2011 - The Rome International Film Festival ended on Monday with a positive closing balance (123,000 tickets sold on the 118,000 in the 2010 edition, for an intake of 472,000 gross Euros) and a double victory for Spanish production Un cuento chino [trailer]. The work of Argentina’s Sebastián Borensztein (pictured) with Ricardo Darín (lead character in Oscar-winning The Secret in their Eyes [trailer]) as its main character, was awarded both by the International Jury presided by Ennio Morricone and by the audience. Bought for Italy by Archibald, it will come out in cinemas in 2012 with the title Cosa piove dal cielo? (What is raining down from the sky?).
Italian cinema did not receive any recognition, despite as many as 4 titles having been selected to the competition. The Best Actress award went to Sweden’s Noomi Rapace for Babycall [trailer], best male actor to France’s Guillaume Canet for Une vie meilleure [trailer, film focus]. The Marc’Aurelio Jury Award went to France’s Voyez comme ils dansent [trailer] by Claude Miller; The Special Jury Award to Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm; the Special Jury Award for Soundtrack to Ralf Wengenmayr for Hotel Lux [trailer].
David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s Girl Model received the Marc’Aurelio Award for Best documentary in the Extra section, while the young people’s juries awarded the under 13 Marc’Aurelio Alice in the City to En el nombre de la hija by Tania Hermida Palacios and the over 13 to Bavo Defurne’s Noordzee Texas [trailer].
Photo - Pietro Coccia
(Translated from Italian)