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Roberto de Paolis and Simone Godano awarded at Isola del Cinema

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- The director of Pure Hearts awarded the prize for Best First or Second Work, while Husband & Wife wins the Audience Award. Claudio Amendola and Sara Serraiocco also awarded

Roberto de Paolis and Simone Godano awarded at Isola del Cinema
Director Roberto de Paolis (left) takes home the prize for Best First or Second Work at Isola del Cinema

This year Isola del Cinema paid tribute to great and new talent in Italian film. The jury of the historical summer event in Rome, held on Tiber Island (17 June – 3 September 2017), made up of film and cultural professionals, awarded the Groupama Assicurazioni Prize for Best First or Second Work of this year’s 23rd edition of the festival to Roberto de Paolis, the director of Pure Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto De Paolis
film profile
]
, acclaimed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, for making a film that enters the real world and portrays it in an engaging way that is never banal or rhetorical. The film’s actor Edoardo Pesce also won the Revelation Award. The Audience Award instead went to director Simone Godano, for his comedy Husband & Wife [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

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Over the course of the evening event held on Wednesday 26 July, the artistic director of Isola del Cinema, Giorgio Ginori, also awarded the Special Prize for Actor and Director to Claudio Amendola for the film The Furlough [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and the award for Best Actress went to Sara Serraiocco (Worldly Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Marco Danieli
film profile
]
). The award for Best New Actress went to Miriam Leone (At War with Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
), the award for Best New Director went to Fabio Mollo (There is a Light [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: Fabio Mollo
film profile
]
), and a collective award went to the cast of I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

The winners of awards at Isola del Cinema 2017:

Groupama Assicurazioni Award for Best First or Second Work
Pure Hearts [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Roberto De Paolis
film profile
]
 – Roberto de Paolis

Audience Award
Husband & Wife [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 –
Simone Godano 

Special Isola del Cinema and Jury Prize for Actor and Director 
Claudio Amendola – The Furlough [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 

Isola del Cinema Award for Best Actress 
Sara Serraiocco – Worldly Girl [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film focus
interview: Marco Danieli
film profile
]
 

Isola del Cinema Award for Best New Director 2017
Fabio Mollo – There is a Light [+see also:
trailer
film focus
interview: Fabio Mollo
film profile
]

Cast Award 2017 
Edoardo Leo, Valerio Aprea, Paolo Calabresi, Lorenzo Lavia, Valeria Solarino – I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Isola del Cinema Award for Best New Actress 2017
Miriam Leone – At War with Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
 

Isola del Cinema Award for Best New Actor 2017
Edoardo Pesce – Pure Hearts

(Translated from Italian)

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