Sworn Virgin awarded at Tribeca, showing in UCI theatres tonight
by Camillo De Marco
- At the festival in New York founded by Robert De Niro, the feature debut by Laura Bispuri received the Nora Ephron Award; it is back in Italian theatres today with a special screening
After having won the Nora Ephron Award last Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Sworn Virgin [+see also:
Q&A: Laura Bispuri
film profile] will today, Monday 27 April, have a special screening in 43 theatres belonging to the UCI Cinemas chain, as part of the “Essai” (arthouse) event, at showings taking place at 18.00 and 21.00.
"Out of all the prizes at Tribeca, the Nora Ephron Award is the most important for me because it magnifies the meaning of the film, and powerfully and bravely supports the world of female directors," declared filmmaker Laura Bispuri as she received the prize, which also comes with the sum of $25,000. Established in 2013 in honour of the late director, the award is given “to a female writer or director with a distinctive voice who embodies the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer".
This is the fourth trophy won by the Roman director's feature debut, starring Alba Rohrwacher, following the Firebird Award Young Cinema Competition at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and those it snagged at the BIF&ST in Bari and at the Busto Arsizio Film Festival.
(Translated from Italian)