Perfect Strangers awarded for its screenplay at Tribeca
by Vittoria Scarpa
- It’s “a significant recognition for the five screenwriters who wrote and re-wrote the film until it became a little gem”, according to artistic director Frédéric Boyer
Following the recognition it received on a national level, it’s now time for some international acknowledgement. Just four days after it won the David di Donatello Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay (read the news), Perfect Strangers [+see also:
film profile] by Paolo Genovese has come back for another helping and has pocketed the Best Screenplay Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York-based gathering founded by Robert De Niro. The award was handed out by a jury including Hanu Abu-Assad (two Oscar nominations for Paradise Now [+see also:
film profile] and Omar), Jean Reno and Danny Glover.
“The New York audience was struck by the originality and sharpness of Paolo Genovese’s film,” remarked Frédéric Boyer, the gathering’s artistic director. “This award represents a significant recognition for the five screenwriters who wrote and re-wrote Perfect Strangers until it became a little gem.” As a reminder, the writers of the movie’s script were Filippo Bologna, Paolo Costella, Paolo Genovese, Paola Mammini and Rolando Ravello.
(Translated from Italian)