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VENICE 2003 Italy

Standing ovation for Bellocchio

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Marco Bellocchio: video interview

He still doesn’t know if he’ll be going away with a Lion but the 60th Venice Film Festival has certainly provided Bellocchio with a good sense of satisfaction. His film Good Morning, Night, about the kidnapping of the statesman Aldo Moro in 1978, was greeted with a 16 minute round of applause after its screening for the public today. This is added to the standing ovation the director and his cast received yesterday from the members of the media at the press conference for presentation of the film. There has also been a unanimously positive reaction to Good Morning, Night in the national papers. The film will be released throughout Italy in 170 prints from tonight, thanks to 01 Distribution. This release is the first record for a film that has already started off on the right footing: it’s the first time that a quality Italian film will be opening the new cinematographic season with such a high number of prints.

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