Patierno in competition at Karlovy Vary
Released in Italy at the end of February by Medusa, the film centres on a young radio DJ (Elio Germano) consumed by an addiction to gambling (the story is based on Marco Baldini’s autobiographical novel Il giocatore – see news). This will be Patierno’s second time at Karlovy Vary – in 2003 he was part of the festival’s Variety’s Critics’ Choice selection with Pater Familias [+see also:
interview: Francesco Patierno
That same year, Ferzan Ozpetek competition title Facing Windows [+see also:
interview: Ferzan Ozpetek
film profile] won the Crystal Globe for Best Film and awards for Best Director and Best Actress (Giovanna Mezzogiorno).
This year, Variety’s Critics’ Choice features another Italian film, Lascia perdere Johnny, the feature debut by actor Fabrizio Bentivoglio.
(Translated from Italian)
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