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Bif&st: 5 awards for Il capitale umano, best international director to Tangerines

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- Among the other award winners at the Bari International Film Festival, Song'e Napule, Come il vento and Il venditore di medicine

Bif&st: 5 awards for Il capitale umano, best international director to Tangerines
Il capitale umano by Paolo Virzì

A triumphant Il capitale umano [+see also:
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 took centre stage at the fifth edition of the Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival, which came to a close on April 12. Paolo Virzì’s film, which is selling well abroad (read the news story), was given five awards by the jury made up of SNCCI film critics: best director, best screenplay (written by Virzì with Francesco Piccolo and Francesco Bruni), best actor (Fabrizio Gifuni), best supporting actress (Matilde Gioli) and best editor (Cecilia Zanuso).

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The best international director prize went to Zaza Urushadze for his film Tangerines [+see also:
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 (Estonia, Georgia). The award was given by a jury presided over by screenwriter and director Francesco Bruni (Scialla! [+see also:
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Noi 4
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), stating “the film has a great ability to tell, in a simple and refined manner, the stupidity of war, especially when you superimpose people with similar faces, who speak the same language and who even find it difficult to recognise the enemy.”

Back in Italy, Song'e Napule [+see also:
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by the Manetti Bros. (read the news story) won two awards: one for best supporting actor (Carlo Buccirosso) and one for best original score (Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi). Come il vento [+see also:
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 by Marco Simon Puccioni was awarded best actress (Valeria Golino) and best photography (Gherardo Gossi). Best producer went to Gianluca Arcopinto for L'amministratore [+see also:
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and La mia classe [+see also:
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, best subject to Antonio Morabito for Il venditore di medicine, while best set designer went to Giancarlo Basili for L'intrepido [+see also:
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by Gianni Amelio and best costume designer to Maria Rita Barbera for Anni felici [+see also:
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by Daniele Luchetti.

Among the best debut and second films, winners were La mafia uccide solo d'estate [+see also:
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 by Pif (best film) and L'arbitro [+see also:
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 by Paolo Zucca (best director); best documentary went to L'albero di Giuda by Vito Cardaci.

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(Translated from Italian)

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