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3rd Cineuropa Award will be presented at Lecce

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3rd Cineuropa Award will be presented at Lecce

The 3rd Cineuropa Award will be presented to a film in competition at the Lecce Festival of European Cinema (April 13-18).

The 10 films selected by Cristina Soldano, all but one from 2009, fully capture European cultural, social and territorial identities: Ivan Cherkelov’s Crayfish [+see also:
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(Bulgaria), Martin Peter Zandvliet’s Applause [+see also:
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interview: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
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(Denmark), Laurent Perreau’s The Restless [+see also:
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(France), Tomasz Emil Rudzik’s Desperados on the Block (Germany), Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Five Minutes Of Heaven [+see also:
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(Ireland); Alessandro Aronadio’s Due Vite per Caso [+see also:
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(Italy, 2010), Esther RotsCan Go Throgh Skin [+see also:
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(Netherlands), Samantha Morton’s The Unloved (UK), Igor Sterk’s 9:06 [+see also:
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(Slovenia) and Me Too [+see also:
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(Spain) by Álvaro Pastor & Antonio Naharro.

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Guests at this year’s festival will include Carlo Verdone, who will present the new Mario Verdone Award (named after his film critic/film historian father), which will be given every year to a filmmaker who distinguishes him or herself in the Italian film industry. Nominees are Susanna Nicchiarelli for Cosmonauta [+see also:
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, Claudio Noce for Good Morning Aman [+see also:
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and Valerio Mieli for Ten Winters [+see also:
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interview: Michele Riondino - actor
interview: Valerio Mieli
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Out-of-competition screenings will include Gianfrancesco Lazotti’s Dalla Vita in Poi [+see also:
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(“From Life On Out”) with Filippo Nigro and Cristiana Capotondi; and La Città Invisibile (“The Invisible City”), the feature debut of Giuseppe Tandoi, featuring Alan Cappelli, Barbara Ronchi, Nicola Nocella.

The section Actors’ Days: The new faces of Italian cinema will offer discussions with Violante Placido, the star of Maddalena De Panfilis’s feature debut Sleepless; 2010 Italian Shooting Star Michele Riondino, who will present Alessandro Di Robilant’s Marpiccolo [+see also:
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; and Maya Sansa, who appears in Alessandro Fabrizi’s Giving Voice: The Natural Voice.

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(Translated from Italian)

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