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DAVID DI DONATELLO 2010

Bellocchio, Diritti, Ozpetek, Tornatore and Virzì up for the David di Donatello awards

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Bellocchio, Diritti, Ozpetek, Tornatore and Virzì up for the David di Donatello awards

Paolo Virzì’s La Prima Cosa Bella [+see also:
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has picked up the most nominations (a whopping 18) for the 2009-2010 David di Donatello Awards, Italy’s top film honours, which will be held May 7 in Rome.

The other Best Film nominees, besides Virzì’s film, are Giorgio Diritti’s The Man Who Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Giorgio Diritti
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(16 nominations overall), Marco Bellocchio’s Vincere [+see also:
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interview: Cannes 2009 Marco Bellocchio
interview: Filippo Timi - actor
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(15), Giuseppe Tornatore’s Baarìa [+see also:
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(14) and Ferzan Ozpetek’s Loose Cannons [+see also:
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(12).

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For the Best European Union Film prize, the 1500 academy members narrowed the list down to Radu Mihaileanu’s The Concert [+see also:
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interview: Radu Mihaileanu
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, Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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, Jacques Audiard’s A Prophet [+see also:
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interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard and Tahar R…
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, Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen [+see also:
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and Welcome [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Lioret
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by Philippe Lioret (winner of the 2009 LUX Prize).

The David Career Awards will this year be presented to screenwriter Tonino Guerra, director Lina Wertmuller and actors Bud Spencer and Terence Hill.

(Translated from Italian)

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