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LECCE 2018

De Paolis, Pedicini and De Sica among the 10 hopefuls for the 9th Mario Verdone Award

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- The accolade reserved for young auteurs making their feature debuts will be handed out during the 19th Lecce European Film Festival (9-14 April)

De Paolis, Pedicini and De Sica among the 10 hopefuls for the 9th Mario Verdone Award
Pure Hearts by Roberto De Paolis

Vincenzo Alfieri (I peggiori [+see also:
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), Francesco “Ebbasta” Capalbo (Addio fottuti musi verdi [+see also:
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), Marco Cassini (Don't Be Afraid of the Night [+see also:
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), Roberto De Paolis (Pure Hearts [+see also:
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), Andrea De Sica (Children of the Night [+see also:
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), Simone Godano (Husband & Wife [+see also:
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), Germano Maccioni (The Asteroids [+see also:
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), Antonio Padovan (The Last Prosecco [+see also:
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), Christiano Pahler (Last Christmas [+see also:
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) and Valentina Pedicini (Where Shadows Fall [+see also:
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): these are the ten auteurs who will be locking horns for the ninth edition of the Mario Verdone Award, set to be handed out by siblings Carlo, Luca and Silvia Verdone during the 19th European Film Festival, which will unspool in Lecce from 9-14 April 2018.

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Organised every year in conjunction with the Experimental Film Centre and the National Union of Italian Film Journalists, the Mario Verdone Award rewards a young Italian auteur (of a maximum of 40 years of age) who stood out particularly for his or her feature debut during the latest film season. “All of the young auteurs in competition have demonstrated immense talent as they directed their features,” stress the Verdone siblings. “We are pleased to see how, every year, Italian cinema witnesses the flourishing of auteurs of undeniable artistic value. The Lecce European Film Festival has proven to be the perfect springboard for many of them.”

(Translated from Italian)

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