32nd Annecy Cinéma Italien: Più Buio di Mezzanotte by Sebastiano Riso wins the CICAE Art Cinema Award
The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) is pleased to announce that the CICAE Art Cinema Award in the section Competition Fiction 2014 of the 32nd Annecy Cinéma Italien goes to Più Buio di Mezzanotte ( Darker than Midnight) by Sebastiano Riso. The festival dedicated to Italian cinema took place from the 8th to the 14th October 2014 in Upper Savoy, France.
Davide is different from other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition, leads him to choose Villa Bellini, the park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in and of itself, a world of the marginalized, to which the rest of the city turns a blind eye. But one day the past catches up to the present and Davide has to face the most difficult choice, this time alone. (cineuropa.org)
The CICAE International Jury of exhibitors and programmers was composed of:
Giacomo Martini, Bella Basilicata Film Festival (Italy)
Thierry Duchêne, Cinéma Rialto Nice (France)
André Ceuterick, Festival Internationale du Film d’Amour de Mons (Belgium)
The CICAE jury decided to honor this film on the life of a young boy rejected by the father and loved by the mother, who is nonetheless unable to help him. This unsettling movie, which follows a desperate young boy in need of shelter and protection, did not leave us feeling indifferent. Impressive are also the director’s abilities to direct young actors and to tell a representative story for Southern Italy, but also other countries in Europe, displaying the pain felt by young generations.
ITALY 2014, 98 minuti
Director: Sebastiano Riso
Screenplay: Sebastiano Riso, Stefano Grasso, Andrea Cedrola
Production: IdeaCinema, Rai Cinema, Regione Sicilia
Cast: Vincenzo Amato, Micaela Ramazzotti, Pippo Delbono, Lucia Sardo, Fabio Grossi
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