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Virzì, Franchi and Molaioli get Golden Globes


Virzì, Franchi and Molaioli get Golden Globes

Paolo Virzì’s Tutta la vita davanti [+see also:
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, on the “hellish” world of call centres, last night won the Best Italian Film Golden Globe, awarded each year by the Foreign Press Association in Italy. "It’s a very stimulating period and I’m proud to be a part of it,” said the director during the ceremony held at Villa Massimo in Roma. The film also won Sabrina Ferilli a Best Actress Globe.

Producers Andrea Occhipinti and Gianluca Arcopinto, who were awarded for Salvatore Mereu’s Sonetàula [+see also:
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, also spoke of a dynamic period and new talent. "It isn’t easy to finance a film in such a closed market,” they said, adding that being an independent producer “is nevertheless still a privilege ".

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Sonetàula also won the Foreign Press Grand Prize as well as a Golden Globe for Best Debut Actor Francesco Falchetto.

Sandro Petraglia, Golden Globe winner for the screenplay for The Girl by the Lake [+see also:
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by Andrea Molaioli (who also won the Best Debut Film prize), made mention of the Italian film industry’s recent battles to block the elimination of a tax shelter. As did Career Award recipient Liliana Cavani, who reminded attendees of the work of the Centoautori movement. "I hope that a dialogue with the government will lead to concrete results for the industry,” she said.

The complete list of winners of the 2007/08 Golden Globes:

Best Film: Tutta la vita davanti by Paolo Virzì
Best Director: Paolo Franchi for Fallen Heroes
Best Debut Film: The Girl by the Lake by Andrea Molaioli
Unforgettable Film: Hotel Meina by Carlo Lizzani
Revelation Director: Gian Paolo Cugno for Salvatore: Questa è la vita
Best Screenplay: Sandro Petraglia for The Girl by the Lake
Best Cinematography: Maurizio Calvesi for The Viceroys di Roberto Faenza
Best Score: Luis Enrique Bacalov for Hotel Meina
Best Actor Lando Buzzanca for The Viceroys by Roberto Faenza
Best Actress: Sabrina Ferilli for Tutta la vita davanti
Revelation Actress: Antonia Liskova for Shelter by Marco Simon Puccioni and Kasia Smutniak for In Your Hands by Peter del Monte
Special Prize to Alessandro Gassman for Quiet Chaos by Antonello Grimaldi
Best Debut Actor: Francesco Falchetto for Sonetaula by Salvatore Mereu
Best Debut Actress: Nathalie Rapti Gomez for Ultimi della classe by Luca Biglione
Foreign Press Grand Prize: Sonetaula
Best Short Film: Uno scippo by Alfonso Postiglione
Best Documentary: La Santa by Ruben H. Oliva and Enrico Fierro
Best Producer(s): Andrea Occhipinti and Gianluca Arcopinto for Sonetaula
Best Distributor: Teodora Film for Irina Palm by Sam Garbarski and In Your Hands
Best European Film: Irina Palm
Career Award: Liliana Cavani e a Giuliano Gemma
Best European Actress: Maria De Medeiros
European Golden Globe: Caterina Murino

(Translated from Italian)

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