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Lecce 2019

Leonardo D’Agostini  • Director of The Champion

Interview: Leonardo D’Agostini • Director of The Champion

“Wanting to please at all costs can make you do the wrong thing”

Director Leonardo D’Agostini talks to us about his first work, The Champion, world-premiered at the Lecce European Film Festival  

18/04 | Lecce 2019

Dragomir Sholev • Director of The Pig

Interview: Dragomir Sholev • Director of The Pig

“When you leave school, you realise that aggression is everywhere”

Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev talks to us about his second feature film, The Pig, which was screened in competition at the 20th Lecce European Film Festival  

17/04 | Lecce 2019

Laura Luchetti • Director of Twin Flower

Interview: Laura Luchetti • Director of Twin Flower

“There’s no better way of expressing immense pain than through silence”

We met with director Laura Luchetti at the 20th Lecce European Film Festival, where her film Twin Flower enjoyed a special event screening  

15/04 | Lecce 2019

Francesco Rizzi • Director of Cronofobia

Interview: Francesco Rizzi • Director of Cronofobia

“For me, there has to be some kind of meaning behind a film’s mise en scène”

We chatted with Francesco Rizzi about his first feature film, Cronofobia, at the Lecce European Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Award and the accolade for Best European Actor  

15/04 | Lecce 2019

The Cineuropa jury rocks the Lecce European Film Festival

The Cineuropa jury rocks the Lecce European Film Festival

This year’s Cineuropa jury consisted of Stefan Kitanov, Stefan Laudyn and Stefan Uhrik, who played in The Festival Band to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the festival  

15/04 | Lecce 2019 | Awards

Oray scoops Best Film at the 20th Lecce European Film Festival

Oray scoops Best Film at the 20th Lecce European Film Festival

Other award-winning titles include Two for Joy and Cronofobia; the Cineuropa Prize went to Genesis and the Mario Verdone Award to Boys Cry  

15/04 | Lecce 2019 | Awards

Review: Two for Joy

Review: Two for Joy

The debut feature film by English photographer Tom Beard is a well-executed drama on the devastating impact of a mother’s depression on her two teenage children  

11/04 | Lecce 2019

Stefania Sandrelli and Aleksandr Sokurov to headline the 20th Lecce European Film Festival

Stefania Sandrelli and Aleksandr Sokurov to headline the 20th Lecce European Film Festival

Running 8-13 April, the festival line-up includes 12 films in competition, the premiere of The Champion starring Stefano Accorsi, and a section dedicated to European comedies  

29/03 | Lecce 2019

The 12 films in the running for the 10th Mario Verdone Prize in Lecce have been announced

The 12 films in the running for the 10th Mario Verdone Prize in Lecce have been announced

The prize, which is awarded to emerging directors who have released excellent films, will be presented at the 20th European Film Festival in Lecce (8-13 April)  

22/02 | Lecce 2019