The SNGCI chooses the best documentaries for the Nastri d’Argento Doc Awards
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The Italian film journalists have crowned 1938 Diversi, Friedkin Uncut and “Sono Gassman!”; Santiago, Italia is Documentary of the Year
1938 Diversi [+see also:
interview: Giorgio Treves
film profile] by Giorgio Treves, Friedkin Uncut [+see also:
film profile] by Francesco Zippel and “Sono Gassman!” Vittorio re della commedia by Fabrizio Corallo are the winners of the 2019 Nastri d’Argento Documentary Awards. Treves’ film about the introduction of fascist race laws in Italy, presented out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, was chosen in the Best Non-fiction Film category; meanwhile, Zippel came out on top in the Documentary about Cinema category, with his up-close-and-personal portrait of director William Friedkin, and Corallo triumphed in the Entertainment category with his tribute to the great actor Vittorio Gassman.
The National Union of Italian Film Journalists also declared Santiago, Italia [+see also:
film profile] by Nanni Moretti Documentary of the Year, whereas the victor in the brand-new category of Best Art Event Movie, which proved to be very popular with audiences, was Hitler Versus Picasso – The Nazi Obsession for Art [+see also:
film profile] by Claudio Poli. The Special Nastro went to Andrea Camilleri for Conversazione su Tiresia (directed by Roberto Andò), which he both penned and performed in, and the Lifetime Nastro was bestowed upon director, cinephile and tireless arts promoter Silvano Agosti.
Lastly of note are the Special Awards for The King of Paparazzi – La vera storia by Giancarlo Scarchilli and Massimo Spano, about photojournalistic legend Rino Barillari (Figure of the Year), and for Il mare della nostra storia by Giovanna Gagliardo, Tutto davanti a questi occhi by Walter Veltroni and Up & Down – Un film normale [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Ruffini.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 2019 Nastri d’Argento Doc Awards:
Andrea Camilleri for Conversazione su Tiresia - Roberto Andò
Best Documentary – Entertainment
“Sono Gassman!” Vittorio re della commedia - Fabrizio Corallo
Art Events Special Selection
Hitler Versus Picasso – The Nazi Obsession for Art [+see also:
film profile] - Claudio Poli
Special Mention for Music in Art for Remo Anzovino
Rino Barillari “Figure of the Year”
The King of Paparazzi – La vera storia - Giancarlo Scarchilli, Massimo Spano
For Historical Research
Il mare della nostra storia - Giovanna Gagliardo
For Refusing to Forget
Tutto davanti a questi occhi - Walter Veltroni
1938 Quando scoprimmo di non essere più italiani - Pietro Suber
Be Kind - Sabrina Paravicini, Nino Monteleone
Questo è mio fratello - Marco Leopardi
Conversazioni atomiche - Felice Farina
Ho rubato la marmellata – Vita di un artista politicamente scorretto - Gioia Magrini, Roberto Meddi
(Translated from Italian)
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