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The Italian Golden Globes 2015: Leopardi named best film

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- The Association of Foreign Press in Italy named Mario Martone’s film about Giacomo Leopardi Best Film, whilst the Grand Prize went to Ermanno Olmi's Greenery Will Bloom Again

The Italian Golden Globes 2015: Leopardi named best film
Mario Martone with his Italian Golden Globe

Leopardi [+see also:
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by Mario Martone was named the winner of the Golden Globe for best film of 2015. After picking up 5 David di Donatello awards on 12 June, the biopic on Giacomo Leopardi was awarded the main prize of the Association of Foreign Press in Italy. Martone was said to be particularly pleased with the award, which he considers “a good sign of how the film will fare on the international stage”, after it was released in France in April.

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The award ceremony of the 55th edition of the Italian Golden Globes was held yesterday at Palazzo Farnese in Rome, and was attended by the Minister for Culture, Dario Franceschini. The foreign press decided to award the Grand Prize to the great Ermanno Olmi for Greenery Will Bloom Again [+see also:
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, whilst another great, Dante Ferretti, received a Lifetime Achievement Award, another statuette to add to his six Oscars. "I’m delighted with the Globe, even if a lifetime achievement award does make you feel like your career is over, when I’m still going strong” said the 72-year-old set designer who has just come back from spending 8 months in Taiwan working on Silence, his ninth film with Martin Scorsese.

Out of the three Italian films chosen for the Cannes Film Festival, foreign journalists awarded Tale of Tales [+see also:
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by Matteo Garrone the prize for best screenplay, which was written by Edoardo Albinati, Ugo Chiti and Massimo Gaudioso, and Youth [+see also:
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by Paolo Sorrentino won the Globe for Best Cinematography, by Luca Bigazzi.

The statuette for best debut film went to Laura Bispuri, the director of Sworn Virgin [+see also:
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. The leading lady of the film, Alba Rohrwacher, won the award for Best Actress for her role in Hungry Hearts [+see also:
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by Saverio Costanzo, and the Globe for Best Actor went to Luca Zingaretti for Perez [+see also:
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by Edoardo De Angelis.

Noi e la Giulia [+see also:
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by Edoardo Leo won the Italian Golden Globe for Best Comedy, whilst Best Score went to Andrea Ferri for Latin Lover [+see also:
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. The award for Best Short Film of 2014-15 went to 2 piedi sinistri by Isabella Salvetti, whilst Rondi, la vita, il cinema e la passione by Giorgio Treves picked up the Globe for Best Documentary.

(Translated from Italian)

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