Karlovy Vary: Special Jury Prize goes to The Italian Conspiracy
by Camillo de Marco
09/07/2012 - This is the latest in a series of prestigious awards for Italian cinema, with Taviani brothers winning the Berlinale Golden Bear and Matteo Garrone picking up the Cannes Grand Jury Prize.
At the 47th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 – July 7), one of the most important film events in eastern Europe, Marco Tullio Giordana’s film Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy [trailer] has won the Special Jury Prize. The financial reward of 15,000 USD for the film, produced by Cattleya, Rai Cinema e Babe Films with support from MiBAC, is to be shared equally between the director (photo) and producers. The Italian Conspiracy has also picked up the Europa Cinema Label Award.
Other Italian productions featured in the festival programme included Vacuum [trailer, film focus] by Giorgio Cugno in the Forum of Independents competition, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Caesar Must Die [trailer, film focus], Daniele Vicari’s Diaz [trailer, film focus], Matteo Garrone’s Reality [trailer, film focus] and Emanuele Crialese’s Terraferma [trailer, film focus] in the Horizons sidebar; Pietro Marcello’s The Silence of Pelesjan was presented in Documentary Films – Out of Competition, while Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D [trailer] screened in the Midnight Screenings section.
(Translated from Italian)