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TORINO 2018 Awards

Wildlife by Paul Dano wins Best Film at Torino Film Festival

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- The Mover, Bad Poems, The Guilty and Our Struggles also scoop up awards at the 36th edition of the gathering

Wildlife by Paul Dano wins Best Film at Torino Film Festival
A moment during the awards ceremony (© TFF)

Despite Wildlife – the directorial debut by the American actor Paul Dano – taking home the award for Best Film at Torino Film Festival 2018, European cinema represented the lion's share of award-winners, with a new official record. Following the jury's verdict, chaired by Jia Zhangke (China) and comprised of Marta Donzelli (Italy), Miguel Gomes (Portugal), Col Needham (United Kingdom) and Andreas Prochaska (Austria), the second most important award, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award, went to the German title The Mover by David Nawrath, a debut noir-inspired film that also saw its protagonist, Rainer Bock, take home an award. A Special Jury Mention went to the film Hungarian Bad Poems [+see also:
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by Gábor Reisz, while the Danish film The Guilty [+see also:
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by Gustav Möller won the award for Best Actor (tied) – going to Jakob Cedergren, in addition to the award for Best Screenplay, which was written by the director together with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, and the Audience Award, tied with the Belgian-French title Our Struggles [+see also:
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by Guillaume Senez.

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Senez’s film, which stars the touching Romain Duris in the role of an abandoned husband, father and trade unionist, also received the Cipputi Award, dedicated to the best film about the world of work, while the FIPRESCI award went to the Greek film Pity [+see also:
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by Babis Makridis.

As for the documentary section, the Best International Documentary Award went to Homo Botanicus by Guillermo Quintero (Colombia/France), with the Special Jury Prize going to the German-Uruguayan film One or Two Questions [+see also:
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by Kristina Konrad. The Best Italian Documentary Award went to In questo mondo by Anna Kauber, while the Special Jury Prize went to Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable [+see also:
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by Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva (co-produced by France).

The full list of awards at the 36th Torino Film Festival:

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Best Film (€18,000)
Wildlife - Paul Dano (USA)

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Award (€ 7,000)
The Mover - David Nawrath (Germany)

Special Jury Mention
Bad Poems [+see also:
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- Gábor Reisz (Hungary)

Best Actress
Grace Passô - Temporada (Brazil)

Best Actor (tied)
Rainer Bock - The Mover (Germany)
Jakob Cedergren - The Guilty [+see also:
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interview: Gustav Möller
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]
(Denmark)

Best Screenplay
Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller - The Guilty

Audience Award (tied)
The Guilty - Gustav Möller
Our Struggles [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Senez
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]
- Guillaume Senez (Belgium/France)

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INTERNAZIONALE.DOC

Best Internazionale.doc Documentary (€6,000)
Homo Botanicus - Guillermo Quintero (Colombia/France)

Internazionale.doc Special Jury Award
One or Two Questions [+see also:
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- Kristina Konrad (Germany/Uruguay)

ITALIANA.DOC

Best Italiana.doc Documentary (€6,000)
In questo mondo - Anna Kauber (Italy)

Italiana.doc Special Jury Prize
Giacinto Scelsi. The First Motion of the Immovable [+see also:
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- Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva (France/Italy)

Italiana.doc Special Jury Mention
Il gigante pidocchio - Paolo Santangelo (Italy)

ITALIANA.CORTI

Best Short Film (€2,000)
Ultima cassa - Elettra Bisogno (Italy)

Special Jury Prize (tied)
13 volte fuoco su mio padre - Francesco Ragazzi (Italy)
Col tempo - Sara Dresti (Italy)

Other Awards

FIPRESCI Award
Pity [+see also:
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interview: Babis Makridis
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]
- Babis Makridis (Greece/Poland)

Cipputi Award – Best film about the world of work
Our Struggles - Guillaume Senez (Belgium/France)

Turin City Award - Smat, Torino Factory (€2,500)
Tempo critico - Gabriele Pappalardo (Italy)

Special Mention
Solo gli occhi piangono - Emanuele Marini (Italy)

(Translated from Italian)

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