Kill Your Darlings wins Venice Days
by Vittoria Scarpa
- The film starring Daniel Radcliffe was given the Venice Days award, introduced this year to celebrate the event’s tenth anniversary
Kill Your Darlings, directed by John Krokidas and starring Daniel Radcliffe, was given the Venice Days 2013 award. The reason behind the choice: “a piece of work with great author creativity, which was able, thanks to a rigorous choice in style and approach, to mark a new season of American films where the reasoning of audiences, fans, and the century’s cultural memory are all respected. The film’s strength comes from spectacular performances by its actors, from its original score, from its refined and moving style. The film became an authentic event during the 70th Venice Film Festival.”
To mark the tenth anniversary of Venice Days, the event was recognised for the first time on an international level for its entire official selection which accompanies the Europa Cinemas label for the best European film (read the news story) and the recognitions given by Fedeora (European and Mediterranean federation of critics – read the news story).
Kill Your Darlings, which tells the story of the meeting between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs during university years, is being sold across the world by Lotus Entertainment. It will be coming out in Italian movie theatres on October 17, distributed by Notorious Pictures.
(Translated from Italian)
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