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Virzi wins Nastro for Best Film of 2008

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Virzi wins Nastro for Best Film of 2008

Paolo Virzì has received the Best Film of 2008 award for his Tutta la vita davanti [+see also:
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. However, with its four prizes, Antonello Grimaldi’s Quiet Chaos [+see also:
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is the most voted-for title by the National Union of Film Journalists at the 2008 Nastri d’Argento, which will be presented Saturday, June 14 at Taormina’s Teatro Antico.

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The Best Actor awards went to Toni Servillo, Margherita Buy, Sabrina Ferilli and Alessandro Gassman. After sweeping up at the David di Donatello Awards, Andrea Molaioli received three Nastri for The Girl by the Lake [+see also:
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, including Best Debut Director. Two awards each were given to Daniele Luchetti’s My Brother Is an Only Child [+see also:
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, Roberto Faenza’s The Viceroys [+see also:
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and The Demons of St. Petersburg [+see also:
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by Giuliano Montaldo.

Producer of the Year went to Domenico Procacci, Best Film Story to The Right Distance [+see also:
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, written by director Carlo Mazzacurati and Doriana Leondeff. The Best Screenplay Award was given to The Girl by the Lake (Sandro Petraglia) and My Brother… (Petraglia, Luchetti and Stefano Rulli).

Lastly, the best international films of 2008 were deemed to be Sam Garbaski’s Irina Palm [+see also:
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(Europe) and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead Sidney Lumet (non-European). Biùtiful càuntri by Esmeralda Calabria, Andrea D’Ambrosio and Peppe Ruggiero picked up Best Documentary.

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