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Lo Cascio, torn between awards and sets

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- The Italian actor most sought after at this point in time is contending for EFA awards Saturday in Berlin. Having finished Puglielli’s film, he has accepted two more roles in new films by Piccioni and Veronesi

Lo Cascio, torn between awards and sets

And it up, up, up for the irresistable Luigi Lo Cascio, the Italian man-of-the-hour on film sets. His agenda is already crammed with appointments, including the EFA awards on Saturday, for which he is vying for Best Actor for his role in La meglio gioventù, but now he has another engagement. It’s official: Lo Cascio will once again work with Giuseppe Piccioni. After Luce dei miei occhi, which won him the Coppa Volpi as Best Actor at the 2001 Venice Cinema Festival, crowning him in the eyes of international audiences, the actor will now star in La vita che vorrei. This film will be an opportunity to meet up on the set with Sandra Ceccarelli, who was also recognized in Venice for her performance in Luce dei miei occhi.

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With a screenplay by Piccioni himself, in collaboration with Linda Ferri and Gualtiero Rosella, this film is produced by Lionello Cerri and RaiCinema. It will tell the story of two actors working on the set of a costume film. Lo Cascio – who have just finished shooting Eros Puglielli’s thriller Occhi di cristallo -will also interpret Giovanni Veronesi’s next film Manuale d'amore, where he will co-star with Carlo Verdone and Fabio Volo. And next Saturday he will mark the opening of his television adventure La Meglio Gioventù, a film made for TV that, before being broadcast in four episodes as planned a year ago, had to make its way through film festivals, awards, and public approval ratings.

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