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2010 Nastri: showdown between Luchetti, Ozpetek and Virzì

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2010 Nastri: showdown between Luchetti, Ozpetek and Virzì

Daniele Luchetti’s Our Life [+see also:
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(winner of Best Actor at Cannes for Elio Germano) Ferzan Ozpetek’s Loose Cannons [+see also:
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and Paolo Virzì’s La prima cosa bella [+see also:
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have picked up the most nominations for the Nastri d’Argento Awards, chosen by the National Union of Italian Film Journalists. The awards ceremony will be held Saturday, June 19, in Taormina, Sicily, the day after the closing of the Taormina Film Fest.

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The five finalists for Best Film include Giorgio Diritti’s The Man Who Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Giorgio Diritti
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, which has seven Nastri nominations and won this year’s David di Donatello for Best Film; and Francesca Comencini’s The White Space [+see also:
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(four nominations).

Over 30 titles are in the running this year, chosen from over 80 films that were released from May 2009 through Maggio 28, 2010. Awards already presented are Nastro of the Year to Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baarìa [+see also:
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; a Special Mention to La Pivellina [+see also:
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; and a Special Nastro to Le quattro volte [+see also:
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interview: Michelangelo Frammartino
interview: Savina Neirotti
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, as an independent arthouse film. Italian nominees include numerous names who worked on international films.

Vincent Lindon and Tilda Swinton are the winners of the 2010 European Nastri d'Argento. Lifetime Achievement Nastri recipients are Cannes Film Festival President Gilles Jacob; Armando Trovajoli, who at over 90 has composed over 300 film scores; Ilaria Occhini, which cinema has rediscovered with Black Sea [+see also:
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and Loose Cannons; and director Ugo Gregoretti.

For the full list of nominees, click here.

(Translated from Italian)

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