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Girl by the Lake surprise sweeper at Davids

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Girl by the Lake surprise sweeper at Davids

Surprise winner The Girl by the Lake [+see also:
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swept the David di Donatello awards, taking home 10 statuettes, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Debut Director for Andrea Molaioli (40), who beat out his two teachers, Nanni Moretti and Carlo Mazzacurati, for whom he previous worked as AD.

As predicted, Best Actor went to the film’s Toni Servillo. The Girl by the Lake also picked up Best Screenplay, Producer, Editing, Cinematography, Sound Design and Special Effects.

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The awards favourite with 18 nominations, Antonello Grimaldi’s Quiet Calm [+see also:
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, had to make due with three wins: Best Supporting Actor (Alessandro Gassman), Best Score and Best Original Song ("L'amore trasparente" by Ivano Fossati).

Silvio Soldini’s Days and Clouds [+see also:
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proved successful for its female stars: Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress went respectively to Margherita Buy and Alba Rohrwacher. I Vicerè [+see also:
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by Roberto Faenza won four Davids: Best Production Design, Costume Design, Make-Up and Hair.

Lastly, the Best Film from the European Union went to Sam Garbarski’s Irina Palm [+see also:
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For the full list of prizes, please click here.

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(Translated from Italian)

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