The Captain and What Will People Say scoop awards at Bari
by Vittoria Scarpa
- Valerio Mastandrea scoops up an award for Tito and the Aliens in the first and second films section, while the protagonists of Daughter of Mine – Valeria Golino and Alba Rohrwacher – also win big
The 9th edition of Bif&st - Bari International Film Festival ended with a very long standing ovation for Bernardo Bertolucci last Saturday, after a week of screenings, meetings and tributes. The great filmmaker received the Fellini Award for Cinematic Excellence from his colleague and fellow Oscar-winner Giuseppe Tornatore, before the world premiere of a new version of his cult film Last Tango in Paris, which has been restored by the National Film Library of the Experimental Cinematography Centre, and is showing in cinemas on 21, 22 and 23 May. The restoration was completed by Bertolucci’s very own director of photography, Vittorio Storaro, who also received an award for cinematic excellence at Bari.
As for the international panorama section, a jury of 30 viewers presided over by the writer and screenwriter Gianrico Carofiglio awarded the prize for Best Director to Robert Schwentke for The Captain [+see also:
interview: Robert Schwentke
film profile], a film that also scooped up the Best Actor award for Max Hubacher’s performance. The Best Actress award went to Maria Mozhdah for the film What Will People Say [+see also:
interview: Iram Haq
film profile] by Iram Haq.
As for the first and second films section, a jury of 30 viewers presided over by the writer and screenwriter Giancarlo De Cataldo, chose to give the Best Director award to Paola Randi for Little Tito and the Aliens [+see also:
interview: Paola Randi
film profile], "a fresh, exciting and sometimes brilliant film." The film also scooped up the Best Actor award for Valerio Mastandrea’s performance and "his young and peaceful irony." Two actresses ended up winning the Best Actress award in this section this year: Valeria Golino and Alba Rohrwacher in Daughter of Mine [+see also:
interview: Laura Bispuri
film profile] by Laura Bispuri, "two perfect actresses who tell the story of the generous sharing of a maternal love that is as exclusive as it is imperfect."
And with that, Bif&st 2018 came to a successful close, recording an attendance of 75,000 viewers. The next edition of Bari International Film Festival will be held from 27 April to 4 May 2019.
The full list of the winners:
Panorama International Section
Bif&st International Award for Best Actor
Max Hubacher - The Captain
First and Second Films Section
Gabriele Ferzetti Award for Best Actor
Valerio Mastandrea – Little Tito and the Aliens
Federico Fellini Platinum Award for Cinematic Excellence
Bernardo Bertolucci, Vittorio Storaro, Mario Martone, Antonio Albanese, Pippo Baudo, Pierfrancesco Favino
ItaliaFilmFest – Feature films awarded by the permanent Bif&st jury
Vittorio Gassman Award for Best Actor
Renato Carpentieri – Holding Hands
Dante Ferretti Award for Best Set Design
Deniz Göktürk Kobanbay and Ivana Gargiulo – Naples in Veils
Roberto Perpignani Award for Best Editing
Leonardo Alberto Moschetta – Naples in Veils
Maria Pia Fusco Award for Innovation and Creativity
(Translated from Italian)
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