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Nastri d'Argento nominees, new category “domestic comedy”

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Nastri d'Argento nominees, new category “domestic comedy”

Matteo Garrone’s Gomorrah [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Domenico Procacci
interview: Jean Labadie
interview: Matteo Garrone
film profile
]
has already been named Film of the Year while Paolo Sorrentino’s Il Divo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nicola Giuliano
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
interview: Philippe Desandre
film profile
]
picked up nine nominations (including Best Director, Producer, Screenplay, Actor, Cinematography and Editing) for the 2009 Nastri d’Argento, the awards given by Italian film journalists, to be held June 27 in Taormina, Sicily.

Also up for Best Director are Marco Bellocchio (Vincere [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Cannes 2009 Marco Bellocchio
interview: Filippo Timi - actor
film profile
]
, which premiered at Cannes), Pupi Avati (Giovanna’s Father) and Marco Risi (Fortapàsc [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), whose films have six nominations each; and Francesca Archibugi, whose Questione di cuore picked up five nominations and a special prize.

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There are 39 features and documentaries competing in the 63rd edition of the awards, of the 120 (49 of which were first films) that were released in Italy from May 1, 2008 through May 24, 2009.

The 20-Year Nastro will be given to renowned Polish director Andrzej Wajda.

New this year is the domestic comedy category, which represents a large share o the market. The five nominees are: Fausto Brizzi’s Ex [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Umberto Carteni’s Diverso da chi? [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Massimo Venier’s Generazione Mille Euro [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Giovanni Veronesi’s Italians [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Giulio Manfredonia’s Si Può Fare [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

Attention was given to more original films this years an, such as (with four nominations each): Davide Ferrario’s Tutta colpa di Giuda [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Daniele Vicari’s Il passato è una terra straniera [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Gabriele SalvatoresAs God Commands [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Enzo Monteleone’s Due partite [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
. As well as to independent and “invisible” films such as Beket [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Complici del Silenzio [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

For the entire list of nominees, click here.

(Translated from Italian)

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