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Carmina y amén wins Best Film at Montecarlo

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- The Montecarlo Comedy Film Festival closed its curtains with its traditional Gala Night and Award Ceremony

Carmina y amén wins Best Film at Montecarlo
The 12th edition of the Montecarlo Comedy Film Festival

The 12th edition of the Montecarlo Comedy Film Festival, directed by Ezio Greggio and dedicated to the comedy genre, took place from 24-28 February. On Saturday, the festival closed its curtains with its traditional Gala Night and Award Ceremony at the Auditorium Ranieri III, which was followed by around 1,000 followers live (the show was also broadcast live on Italian TV).

Carmina y amén [+see also:
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, the second feature by Paco León, won Best Film, while Peter Chelsom won Best Director for Hector and the Search for Happiness [+see also:
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. Héctor Noguera and Néstor Guzzini, the two actors from Mr Kaplan [+see also:
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by Álvaro Brechner, won Best Actors, while Carmina Barrios won Best Actress for Carmina y Amén. The Special Mention for Best Screenplay was attributed to Darko Lungulov for Monument to Michael Jackson [+see also:
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Eight films in competition selected by Markus Duffner and Sergio Rios were evaluated by a jury composed of Claude Zidi, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Yllka Mujo, Lee Marshall and Giovanni Veronesi (the chair): Thermae Romae II by Hideki Takeuchi (Japan), Tokyo Fiancée [+see also:
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by Stefan Liberski (Belgium, Canada, France), For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
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by Gabor Reisz (Hungary), Carmina y Amén by Paco Léon (Spain), The Farewell Party [+see also:
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interview: Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon
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by Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit (Israel, Germany), Monument to Michael Jackson by Darko Lungulov (Serbia, Germany, Macedonia, Croatia), Mr Kaplan by Álvaro Brechner (Uruguay, Spain, Germany), and Hector and the Search for Happiness by Peter Chelsom (Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa).

Among the highlights of this edition were the one-and-a-half hour master class with Peter Bogdanovich, who also opened the festival with his most recent feature, She’s Funny That Way (Broadway Therapy), and the participation of many international cinema talents: Peter Bogdanovich, Gabriele Salvatores, Giancarlo Giannini, Robert Hossein, Philippe Leroy, Franco Nero, Raoul Bova, Paolo Genovese, Yllka Mujo, Josée Dayan, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Valeria Solarino, Serena Autieri and Ursula Andress (who was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award for being "the most charming cinema actress"). Over 3,000 people attended the festival screenings over the four days.

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