Carlo Lavagna’s Arianna wins Villerupt
by Camillo De Marco
- The best titles of the year are always selected at the Italian Film Festival, which has been held in the French commune since 1976
Arianna [+see also:
interview: Carlo Lavagna
film profile] by Carlo Lavagna is the winner of the 38th edition of the Villerupt Italian Film Festival, which came to a close on Sunday 15 November. A Special Jury Mention went to Per amor vostro [+see also:
interview: Giuseppe M Gaudino
film profile] by Giuseppe M Gaudino.
The awards were handed out during the final evening of the gathering directed by Oreste Sacchelli and Antoine Compagnone, which since 30 October had been presenting the best Italian films of the year in the French commune. The Critics’ Amilcar was bestowed upon The Wait [+see also:
interview: Lou de Laâge
interview: Piero Messina
film profile] by Piero Messina, with a Special Mention going to Pecore in erba [+see also:
interview: Alberto Caviglia
film profile] by Alberto Caviglia. The Public’s Amilcar went to Se Dio vuole [+see also:
film profile] by Edoardo Falcone. The Young Jury also gave its award to Arianna, reserving a Special Mention for Edoardo Falcone’s movie. The Exhibitors’ Award (sponsored by Côté Cinéma) singled out Latin Lover [+see also:
interview: Cristina Comencini
film profile] by Cristina Comencini, while the 2015 Amilcar de la Ville (sponsored by the City of Villerupt) was given to director Riccardo Milani.
Ever since it was founded in 1976, the Villerupt Italian Film Festival has regularly hosted from 35,000 to over 45,000 viewers. During the first two weeks of November every year, over 60 films are presented in their original version with subtitles to an ever-increasing audience – more than 42,000 attendees in 2014 – hailing from France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Besides the competition and a Panorama section, this edition offered a Portrait d’ami of Riccardo Milani, and two retrospectives dedicated to the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and to World War I. The programme was rounded off by a Tribute to Elio Petri.
(Translated from Italian)