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Non essere cattivo is the Italian candidate for the Oscar nominations

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- Claudio Caligari’s film will represent Italian cinema in the race for the nominations for the Best Foreign-language Film Academy Award

Non essere cattivo is the Italian candidate for the Oscar nominations
Non essere cattivo by Claudio Caligari

The selection committee tasked with choosing the Italian film that will vie for the Oscar, set up by ANICA at the invitation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has selected Non essere cattivo [+see also:
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by Claudio Caligari to represent Italian cinema in the race for the nominations for the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film.

"First of all, this is an acknowledgement – albeit sadly a posthumous one – of a filmmaker of exceptional significance, Claudio Caligari; but at this point I must above all thank Valerio Mastandrea, who courageously and with boundless perseverance believed in this project and wholeheartedly encouraged me to get involved in this truly revolutionary operation for Italian film," said the producer of the movie, Pietro Valsecchi, of Taodue.

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This will be a source of satisfaction for the National Union of Film Journalists, which presented Non essere cattivo with the Pasinetti Award for the best film seen at the Venice Film Festival.

Also set to fly the flag for Italy indirectly, in addition to the official candidate, is the Italian filmmaker Giulio Ricciarelli, who directed Labyrinth of Lies [+see also:
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(read the news), which is representing Germany as the Best Foreign-language Film in the Oscars race. Both movies are distributed by Good Films

The announcement of the nominations is scheduled for 14 January 2016, while the Oscars awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday 28 February 2016.

(Translated from Italian)

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