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Menocchio comes out on top at the Annecy Italian Film Festival

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- Alberto Fasulo’s feature has scooped the Grand Prix at the 36th edition of the gathering, while the audience plumped for Boys Cry

Menocchio comes out on top at the Annecy Italian Film Festival
Menocchio by Alberto Fasulo

The 36th edition of the Annecy Italian Film Festival, which unspooled from 24-30 September, forged ahead with the rejuvenation process that was initiated last year by its new artistic director, Francesco Giai Via. This year, the gathering was opened by the Cannes award winner Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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 by Alice Rohrwacher (out in France on 7 November), which was handed the 2018 Sergio Leone Award, and was brought to a close by The Summer House [+see also:
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by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (revealed out of competition at Venice and set to hit French screens on 30 January next year).

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The 2018 Grand Prix went to Menocchio [+see also:
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by Alberto Fasulo, unveiled in competition at Locarno, while a Special Jury Prize was bestowed upon Beautiful Things [+see also:
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 by Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin (premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival, in the Biennale Cinema programme). Meanwhile, the audience crowned Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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]
 by Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo, a surprise hit in the Berlinale Panorama, which will be released in France on 14 November by ARP Sélection.

Here is the full list of winners:

Grand Prix
Menocchio [+see also:
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]
 - Alberto Fasulo (Italy/Romania)

Special Jury Prize
Beautiful Things [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 - Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin (Italy)

Award of the Haute-Savoie Department
Boys Cry [+see also:
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interview: Damiano and Fabio D’Innocenzo
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]
 - Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo (Italy)

CICAE Art Cinema Award
If Life Gives You Lemons [+see also:
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]
 - Ciro D'Emilio (Italy)

Youth Jury Award
Look Up [+see also:
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]
 - Fulvio Risuleo (Italy)

Audience Award
Boys Cry - Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo

(Translated from French)

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