Fandango defends Pawlikowki against the censor
"Apparently, homosexuality and religion have become taboo subjects for our country." Producer Domenico Procacci said bitterly when he heard that Pawel Pawlikowki's My summer of love [+see also:
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film profile] was going to be forbidden to minors under 14. Procacci, whose company (Fandango) is distributing the British movie in Italy, adds that the censor's decision is "disconcerting and problematic, for it discredits a quality film, the English film of the year by one of the most talented European directors, Pawel Pawlikowki, who is not yet famous in Italy and need help not barriers."
For Procacci, this film, which was granted the Alexander Korda Prize as Best English Feature at the BAFTA 2005, “does not deserve this severe restriction, especially since the grounds for this decision are so preposterous they almost sound like a joke. The scene where one of the characters mimics Linda Blair in The Exorcist, was described as "satanic possession", while the girls' intimacy, which leads to a kiss, was called an "unhealthy relationship".
(Translated from Italian)
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