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Nastri Doc 2018: Sandro Baldoni, Anselma Dell'Olio and Giorgio Verdelli on the podium

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- La botta grossa, La lucida follia di Marco Ferreri and Pino Daniele - Il tempo resterà are voted best Italian docs of the year by the SNGCI

Nastri Doc 2018: Sandro Baldoni, Anselma Dell'Olio and Giorgio Verdelli on the podium
La botta grossa by Sandro Baldoni

The Big Shake, Stories From Inside the Earthquake [+see also:
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by Sandro Baldoni, about the earthquake that devastated central Italy in 2016, won the award for Best Non-Fiction Film, Dangerous But Necessary [+see also:
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by Anselma Dell’Olio, a portrait of the director of The Big Feast, won the award for Best Film about Cinemaand Pino Daniele - il tempo resterà by Giorgio Verdelli, about the amazing Neapolitan singer-songwriter, won the Spettacolo Award: these are the three winning films at the Nastri d’Argento Documentary Awards 2018, voted for by the SNGCI (National Union of Film Journalists) and dedicated to director and writer Folco Quilici, who passed away a few days ago.

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Diva! [+see also:
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, a tribute to Valentina Cortese by Francesco Patierno and La corsa de L’Ora byAntonio Bellia, on the history of militant and combative journalism at the Palermo-based newspaper tied for the Best Docufilm Award, joining a prize list which the SNGCI defines as "complex and full of suggestions and interesting observations."

The special awards for 2018 went to Dieci Storie proprio così by Emanuela Giordano, Giulia Minoli, and Sky Arte, for the “quality, originality and success of their content.” Two special awards also went to the protagonists of the documentaries in selection: Sandra Milo who plays herself in Salvatrice. Sandra Milo si racconta, directed by Giorgia Würth, and Marina Confalone for her performance in Il signor Rotpeter by Antonietta De Lillo

Ermanno Olmi received an honourable mention for Vedete, sono uno di voi, about Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, while Luigi Faccini received the Special Nastri Lifetime Achievement award for his contribution to cinema from 1968 to 2018. Among the special mentions was The Duce's Boxer [+see also:
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by Tony Saccucci and Talien by Elia Mouatamid, both debut films, as well as Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait [+see also:
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by Pappi Corsicato, and Lorello and Brunello [+see also:
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by Jacopo Quadri, among others.

The complete list of winners of the Nastri d’Argento Documentary Awards 2018:

Best Non-Fiction Film Award
The Big Shake, Stories From Inside the Earthquake [+see also:
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 – Sandro Baldoni

Best Film about Cinema Award
Dangerous But Necessary [+see also:
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– Anselma Dell’Olio

Best Film – Spettacolo
Pino Daniele - Il tempo resterà – Giorgio Verdelli

Best Docufilm Award (tied)
Diva! [+see also:
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– Francesco Patierno
La corsa de l'Ora – Antonio Bellia

Nastri Lifetime Achievement Award
Luigi Faccini – Diapora, ogni fine è un inizio

Honourable Mention
Ermanno Olmi – Vedete, sono uno di voi

Special Awards
Dieci storie proprio così – Emanuela Giordano, Giulia Minoli (medium-length feature)
Sky Arte
Marina Confalone – Il signor Rotpeter (medium-length feature)
Sandra Milo – Salvatrice, Sandra Milo si racconta

Mentions
(for debut films)
The Duce's Boxer [+see also:
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– Tony Saccucci
Talien [+see also:
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– Elia Mouatamid

Il mondo in scena. Spoleto - 60 anni di Festival – Gérald Caillat, Benoît Jacquot
Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait [+see also:
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– Pappi Corsicato
Lorello and Brunello [+see also:
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– Jacopo Quadri
Mariangela! (Rai Storia) – Fabrizio Corallo
Metti una sera a cena con Peppino – Antonio Castaldo
Moravia off – Luca Lancise
Sara – Stefano Pistolini, Massimo Salvucci

(Translated from Italian)

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