Toronto: Gianni Amelio’s Premier homme wins Critics Award
Le premier homme [+see also:
film profile] by Gianni Amelio (pictured) has won the first Fipresci Prize, awarded by international critics, at the Toronto Film Festival, in the Special Presentations section - its absence from the selection at the Venice Film Festival had raised complaints.
"I’m really pleased, because with Il primo uomo I immersed myself in a culture that isn’t mine, I filmed in French and the prize comes from a jury that consists mainly of Anglophones at a festival where North American cinema prevails," Gianni Amelio said.
Based on Albert Camus’ last unfinished novel, the film is a co-production between France, Algeria and Italy (Rai Cinema e Cattleya). Starring Jacques Gamblin, Catherine Sola, Denis Podalydes, Maya Sansa and Ulla Baugué, it will be distributed in Italy by 01 Distribution.
(Translated from Italian)
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