Razzia (2017)
The Nothing Factory (2017)
Mademoiselle Paradis (2017)
A Ciambra (2017)
On Body and Soul (2017)
Thelma (2017)
The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
previous
next
Choose your language en | es | fr | it

AWARDS Italy

email print share on facebook share on twitter share on google+

Holding Hands voted Best Film at the 2017 Nastri d'Argento Awards

by 

- Gianni Amelio’s film also won for Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Lead Actor, while five Nastri went to Edoardo De Angelis’ Indivisible; other winners include Lucky and Sweet Dreams

Holding Hands voted Best Film at the 2017 Nastri d'Argento Awards
Holding Hands by Gianni Amelio

Italian film journalists have declared Holding Hands [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianni Amelio
film profile
]
to be the best film of the year. In the race for the 2017 Nastri d'Argento Awards, the film by Gianni Amelio also came out on top in the categories of Best Director, Best Cinematography (thanks to the work of Luca Bigazzi, who also lensed Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Best Lead Actor, for Renato Carpentieri. But it was Indivisible [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Edoardo de Angelis
film profile
]
by Edoardo De Angelis that scooped the most trophies, garnering five in total: for the production, by Attilio De Razza and Pier Paolo Verga (the former was also awarded for L'ora legale [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
); the subject, by Nicola Guaglianone; the costumes, by Massimo Cantini Parrini; the soundtrack, by Enzo Avitabile; and the song ‘Abbi pietà di noi’, written by Avitabile and performed by the film’s lead actresses, twins Angela and Marianna Fontana.

The film journalists, who have given out their “historic” prizes every year since 1946, chose L'ora legale by Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone as Best Comedy of the Year, while Andrea De Sica was voted Best New Director with Children of the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Andrea De Sica
film profile
]
. Best Screenplay was the one written by Francesco Bruni for Tutto quello che vuoi.

The journalists also gave their verdicts on Italy’s acting talents: in the wake of the Cannes Film Festival, Jasmine Trinca was victorious once again as Best Lead Actress in Lucky [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sergio Castellitto
film profile
]
by Sergio Castellitto. Meanwhile, Alessandro Borghi, who will be the godfather of the upcoming Venice Film Festival, pocketed the Nastro for Best Supporting Actor for both Lucky and the feature debut by Michele Vannucci, I Was a Dreamer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alessandro Borghi
interview: Michele Vannucci
film profile
]
. The Best Supporting Actress category, however, saw a rare tie: the title was shared by Sabrina Ferilli (Omicidio all'italiana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Maccio Capatonda) and Carla Signoris, who flanks Toni Servillo in Let Yourself Go! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Francesco Amato. However, the true star of the evening was Monica Bellucci, who picked up the European Nastro for On the Milky Road [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Emir Kusturica.

Among the other major awards were the one for Marco Dentici, the production designer on Sweet Dreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
and Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
, and the one for editor Francesca Calvelli for Sweet Dreams by Marco Bellocchio. Roberto Faenza was handed the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Nastro, while the accolades "for attention to politically engaged cinema, particularly on the topic of employment" went to Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Daniele Vicari and 7 Minutes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michele Placido
film profile
]
by Michele Placido.

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2017 Nastri d’Argento Awards:

Best Film
Gianni Amelio – Holding Hands [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Gianni Amelio
film profile
]

Best Director
Gianni Amelio – Holding Hands

Best New Director
Andrea De Sica – Children of the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Andrea De Sica
film profile
]

Best Comedy
L'ora legale [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
- Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone

Best Subject
Nicola Guaglianone – Indivisible [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Edoardo de Angelis
film profile
]

Best Screenplay
Francesco Bruni - Tutto quello che vuoi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Producer
Attilio De Razza - L’ora legale
Attilio De Razza, Pier Paolo Verga – Indivisible

Best Lead Actor
Renato Carpentieri – Holding Hands

Best Lead Actress
Jasmine Trinca – Lucky

Best Supporting Actor
Alessandro Borghi – Lucky, I Was a Dreamer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alessandro Borghi
interview: Michele Vannucci
film profile
]

Best Supporting Actress (ex aequo)
Sabrina Ferilli – Omicidio all'italiana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Carla Signoris – Let Yourself Go!

Best Cinematography
Luca Bigazzi – Holding Hands, Sicilian Ghost Story [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Best Production Design
Marco Dentici – Sweet Dreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
film profile
]
, Sicilian Ghost Story

Best Costumes
Massimo Cantini Parrini – Indivisible

Best Editing
Francesca Calvelli – Sweet Dreams

Best Sound
Alessandro Rolla – Lucky

Best Soundtrack
Enzo Avitabile – Indivisible

Best Original Song
Abbi pietà di noi’ - Enzo Avitabile – Indivisible

European Nastro D’Argento
Monica Bellucci - On the Milky Road [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Lifetime Achievement Nastro D’Argento
Roberto Faenza – 50 years of cinema in the year of The Truth Lies in Heaven [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Roberto Faenza
film profile
]
’s release

Special Nastro D’Argento
Giuliano Montaldo - Tutto quello che vuoi

Special Prizes

For attention to politically engaged cinema, particularly on the topic of employment
7 Minutes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michele Placido
film profile
]
- Michele Placido
Sun, Heart, Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Daniele Vicari

For commitment to a particularly trying performance
Claudia Potenza, Andrea Sartoretti – Monte [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

‘Nino Manfredi’ Award
Pierfrancesco Favino, Kasia Smutniak – Husband & Wife [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Simone Godano

Hamilton ‘Behind the Camera - Nastri D’Argento’
Gabriele Muccino

Persol – Personalities of the Year
Claudio Amendola, Luca Argentero – The Furlough [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

‘Wella – Nastri D’argento’
for Image
Jasmine Trinca – Lucky

Young Cinema Awards - Nastro Speciale - Cinquina Speciale 2017 – Films on Young People
Piuma [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Roan Johnson

Nastri D’Argento – Siae – Training Scholarships for Two Young Screenwriters
Irene Dionisio – The Last Things [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Michele Vannucci – I Was a Dreamer

‘Graziella Bonacchi’ Award 2017
Simone Liberati – Pure Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto De Paolis
film profile
]

‘Guglielmo Biraghi’ Awards 2017 – dedicated to Josciua Algeri
Brando Pacitto – Summertime [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Daphne Scoccia – Fiore [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Claudio Giovannesi
film profile
]

Piuma - Roan Johnson
Angela and Marianna Fontana – Indivisible
Ludovico Tersigni – Slam – Tutto per una ragazza [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Special Mentions
Andrea Carpenzano - Tutto quello che vuoi
Vincenzo Crea – Children of the Night

‘Guglielmo Biraghi’ - Nuovo Imaie 2017 Award
Valentina Belle’ and Giacomo Ferrara – The Furlough

Nastro of the Year
The Young Pope, for the conception, writing and direction of Paolo Sorrentino

For Production
Wildside
Sky

For Best Casting Director
Anna Maria Sambucco

Special Acknowledgement for Crew
Screenwriting: Umberto Contarello, Tony Grisoni, Stefano Rulli
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
Music: Lele Marchitelli
Production Deign: Ludovica Ferrario
Costumes: Carlo Poggioli, Luca Canfora
Sound: Emanuele Cecere

(Translated from Italian)

Jihlava
San Sebastián Full
Focal Production Value
 

latest news

 

more news

Newsletter

Follow us on

facebook twitter rss