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LECCE 2019

The 12 films in the running for the 10th Mario Verdone Prize in Lecce have been announced

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- The prize, which is awarded to emerging directors who have released excellent films, will be presented at the 20th European Film Festival in Lecce (8-13 April)

The 12 films in the running for the 10th Mario Verdone Prize in Lecce have been announced
Boys Cry by Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo

The 12 films in contention for the 10th edition of the Mario Verdone Prize have been announced. The prize, which is awarded to successful emerging young Italian directors, will be presented at the European Film Festival in Lecce, with the 20th edition due to take place from 8-13 April 2019.

This year’s competitors (vying for three final places) include: Pietro Belfiore, Davide Bonacina, Andrea Fadenti, Andrea Mazzarella, Davide Rossi for Si muore tutti democristiani [+see also:
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, Alessandro Capitani for In viaggio con Adele [+see also:
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, Ciro D'Emilio for If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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, Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo for Boys Cry [+see also:
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, Margherita Ferri for Zen in the Ice Rift [+see also:
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, Letizia Lamartire for We’ll Be Young and Beautiful [+see also:
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, Matteo Martinez for Tonno spiaggiato [+see also:
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, Francesca Mazzoleni for That's Life [+see also:
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, Daniele Misischia for The End? [+see also:
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, Fulvio Risuleo for Look Up [+see also:
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, Antonio Pisu for Nobili bugie [+see also:
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and Emanuele Scaringi for The Armadillo's Prophecy [+see also:
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As is the case every year, Carlo, Luca and Silvia Verdone will choose the winner of the 2019 edition in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and the Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani, with the three siblings stating that “the Mario Verdone Prize continues to select quality films by emerging Italian directors. The abundance of excellent films, that often pass the general public by, will make it a very delicate and difficult decision."

The prize has previously been awarded to Susanna Nicchiarelli for Cosmonaut [+see also:
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, Aureliano Amadei for 20 Cigarettes [+see also:
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, Andrea Segre for Shun Li and the Poet [+see also:
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, Claudio Giovannesi for Alì Blue Eyes [+see also:
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, Matteo Oleotto for Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot [+see also:
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, Sebastiano Riso for Darker Than Midnight [+see also:
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, Duccio Chiarini for Short Skin [+see also:
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, Marco Danieli for Wordly Girl [+see also:
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and Roberto De Paolis for Pure Hearts [+see also:
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in 2018.

(Translated from Italian)

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