The Italian Golden Globes like comedy
by Camillo De Marco
- The Market and Latin Lover have amassed the most nominations, while Youth has been left out of the race for Best Film
The titles duking it out for the foreign press’s 2015 Italian Golden Globe for Best Film are Mia madre [+see also:
interview: Nanni Moretti
film profile] by Nanni Moretti, Black Souls [+see also:
interview: Francesco Munzi
film profile] by Francesco Munzi, Leopardi [+see also:
interview: Mario Martone
film profile] by Mario Martone, Tale of Tales [+see also:
Q&A: Matteo Garrone
film profile] by Matteo Garrone and, a surprise nomination, Fango e gloria by Leonardo Tiberi, a docu-fiction about the Great War, which was a real case of "love at first sight", according to Richard Heuzé, a member of the selection committee. Missing from the five nominated films is Youth [+see also:
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile] by Paolo Sorrentino, which is instead up for the Globe for Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
However, two comedies, Latin Lover [+see also:
interview: Cristina Comencini
film profile] by Cristina Comencini and The Market [+see also:
film profile] by Diego Bianchi (also known by his artistic name, Zoro), raked in the highest number of nominations among the various categories, with four each.
During the awards ceremony on 16 June at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome, a Lifetime Achievement Award will also be given to Dante Ferretti, and the winner of the Main Prize of the Foreign Press will be announced, which is bestowed upon one of the films that have been named as candidates this year.
(Translated from Italian)
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