Nastri d'argento, 10 nominations for Crime Novel
by Camillo de Marco
Italian journalists have shown their partiality for Michele Placido’s Crime Novel [+see also:
interview: Michele Placido
film profile] (o.t. Romanzo criminale), which has received ten nomination for the upcoming 60th edition of the Nastri d'argento (Silver Ribbon Awards). Inspired by Giancarlo De Cataldo’s eponymous novel on the Magliana Gang, the noir "is going to come out in a number of European countries," announced the director. "We’ll probably go to the Berlin Festival and Robert De Niro asked to screen Crime Novel at his Tribeca Film Festival".
Placido’s film is followed by Don’t Tell [+see also:
film profile] by Cristina Comencini and La febbre [+see also:
film profile] by Alessandro D'Alatri, with eight nominations each. La seconda notte di nozze [+see also:
film profile] by Pupi Avatipicked up six nominations and five each went to Manual of Love by Giovanni Veronesi and Saimir [+see also:
film profile], the debut film by Francesco Munzi.
Munzi is also vying for the Best Debut Director Award, along with Stefano Mordini (Provincia meccanica), Vittorio Moroni (Tu devi essere il lupo), Fausto Paravidino (Texas [+see also:
interview: Fausto Paravidino
interview: Valeria Golino, Valerio Bin…
film profile]) and Stefano Pasetto (Tartarughe sul dorso).
Competing for Best Producer are Antonio Avati (Duea Film) for Ma quando arrivano le ragazze? and The Second Wedding Night (o.t. La seconda notte di nozze, with Rai Cinema); Aurelio De Laurentiis (Filmauro) for Handbook Of Love; Daniele Mazzocca, Cristiano Bortone and Gianluca Arcopinto (Orisa Produzioni) for Saimir; Marco Poccioni and Marco Valsania (Rodeo Drive) for La febbre [+see also:
film profile] (with RAI Cinema); Riccardo Tozzi, Marco Chimenz and Giovanni Stabilini (Cattleya) for Don’t Tell [+see also:
film profile] (with RAI Cinema and Sky), Crime Novel (with Warner Bros) and Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide [+see also:
interview: Marco Tullio Giordana
interview: Riccardo Tozzi
film profile] by Marco Tullio Giordana (with RAI Cinema).
The journalists’ union will also award four Special Silver Ribbons to Art Director Dante Ferretti, Costume Designer Gabriella Pescucci, composer Nicola Piovani and editor Pietro Scalia. Actress Barbora Bobulova will receive the Nastro Europeo, while Stefania Sandrelli will collect the Nastro d'Onore.
New this year is the Best Documentary category, which is comprised of Passaggi di tempo by Gianfranco Cabiddu, The Story of the Weeping Camel by Luigi Falorni and Byambasuren Davaa, Viva Zapatero! [+see also:
film profile] by Sabina Guzzanti, Craj-Domani by Davide Marengo and Un'ora sola ti vorrei by Alina Marrazzi. The Nastri d’argento Awards ceremony will be held in Rome on February 7.
(Translated from Italian)
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