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Per altri occhi wins the Nastro d'argento Doc 2014

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- The film by Silvio Soldini and Giorgio Carini proclaimed best documentary by SNGCI film journalists. Best cinema based film is I Tarantiniani by Steve Della Casa and Maurizio Tedesco

Per altri occhi wins the Nastro d'argento Doc 2014
Per altri occhi by Silvio Soldini e Giorgio Carini

Per altri occhi, a journey in the world of the visually impaired directed by Silvio Soldini and Giorgio Garini (read the news story), is the winner of the 2014 Nastro d’Argento for best documentary, given out last Friday by the SNGCI (Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani or national union of Italian cinema journalists). Best film went to I Tarantiniani by Steve Della Casa and Maurizio Tedesco, while a special Nastro once more celebrated Gianfranco Rosi for Sacro Gra [+see also:
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interview: Gianfranco Rosi
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Among other prizes, best actress in a documentary went to Piera Degli Esposti, "for the passion and vivacity of her very personal interventions” in Tutte le storie di Piera [+see also:
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by Peter Marcias. More prizes and mentions were given out to Fuoriscena by Massimo Donati and Alessandro Leone, Lino Miccichè, mio padre [+see also:
interview: Francesco Micciche
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- Una visione del mondo
by Francesco Miccichè, Lettera al Presidente by Marco Santarelli, Bertolucci on Bertolucci by Walter Fasano and Luca Guadagnino, and From the Depths by Valentina Pedicini.

The documentary Nastro d'Argento contenders were selected among 40 films and 15 cinema based pieces from the main international and national films out in movie theatres, on video on demand or on television between April 1 and December 31, 2013 (list of finalists to be found here). The list did not include documentaries that verged on films, such as Con il fiato sospeso byCostanza Quatriglio, Tir [+see also:
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interview: Alberto Fasulo
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by Alberto Fasulo, Le cose belle [+see also:
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by Agostino Ferrente and Giovanni Piperno, Sangue by Pippo Delbono and Stop the Pounding Heart by Roberto Minervini – which will be included in the May-June selection, together with fiction films.

The 2014 Nastro d’Argento awards will open on May 29 in Rome at the MAXXI, with the official announcement of selections. The award ceremony will take place on June 28, at the Teatro Antico of Taormina, over the course of an evening, which will also host Guglielmo Biraghi awards for newcomers. In the mean time, the Nastro d'Argento awards for best shorts will be announced in March.   

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(Translated from Italian)

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