A Silver Salvatores
- The Italian journalists have crowned him as director of the year with I’m not Scared. Two prizes go to Ozpetek, while Muccino redeems himself with three Ribbons. Once again Mezzogiorno wins out
Gabriele Salvatores gets the better of Gabriele Muccino and Ferzan Ozpetek, who dominated the David awards, in saturday’s ceremony at Taormina for the 2003 Silver Ribbons, the prizes for Italian cinema awarded by the SNGCI (Italian Cinema Journalists Union).
The Silver Ribbon for Best Director went to the filmmaker from Milan for I’m Not Scared [+see also:
interview: Gabriele Salvatores
film profile], the film that also won another 2 awards, for Best Supporting Actor and Best Photography.
There was also a good showing for Ricordati di me [+see also:
film profile], which has bounced back after its defeat at the Davids by winning two Ribbons and the Guglielmo Biraghi Prize. Facing Window [+see also:
interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
film profile] won two prizes, one for Best Subject and one for Best Actress, awarded to the excellent Giovanna Mezzogiorno, who won the consensus of the jury also thanks to her performance in Ilaria Alpi. The Best Foreign Film was awarded to The Pianist [+see also:
film profile] by Roman Polanski.
Best First-Time Director
Maria Sole Tognazzi Passato prossimo
Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli La finestra di fronte
Gabriele Muccino & Heidrun Schleef Ricordati di me
Giovanna Mezzogiorno Ilaria Alpi - La finestra di fronte
Gigi Proietti, Febbre da cavallo 2, la Mandrakata
Neri Marcorè, Il cuore altrove
Monica Bellucci Ricordati di me
Diego Abatantuono Io non ho paura
Italo Petriccione Io non ho paura
Andrea Giorgio Moser El Alamein
Dante Ferretti Gangs of New York
Marco Spoletini L’imbalsamatore - Velocità massima
Giorgia “Gocce di memoria” La finestra di fronte
Pino Insegno Il signore degli anelli – L’era glaciale
Premio Guglielmo Biraghi 2003
(Translated from Italian)
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