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Daldry’s Delayed ‘Trash’ Surfaces at Rome Fest, Lands Raves & Surprise Audience Award

Daldry's Delayed 'Trash' Surfaces at Rome Fest, Lands Raves & Surprise Audience Award

Academy usual suspect Stephen Daldry’s much-anticipated thriller “Trash,” starring Rooney Mara, is skipping the Oscars this year. But the Working Title film, which was shot with hand-held cameras on garbage dumps in Brazil and has yet to book stateside festival slots, did pick up the Audience Award at the Rome Film Festival (full winners list below). Cinephiles are eager to see the film after a well-received early teaser (below). Focus Features plans a 2015 release. 

Per RT, the heart-tugger has been well-received across the board. Variety wrote: “Cleanly scripted in pure Hollywood fashion by Richard Curtis… ‘Trash’ won’t be confused for a real Brazilian production: Its storyline, staging and inevitably positive spin unmistakably mark it as offshore, notwithstanding the participation of Fernando Meirelles’ 02 Filmes. A South American answer of sorts to ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ the pic features a trio of charismatic kids living next to a Rio garbage dump who stumble upon evidence certain to bring down a corrupt politico. Audience-friendly to a fault, “Trash” should be a modest money earner for Universal Intl., which will no doubt pitch it along “Slumdog” lines.”

Fincher’s Oscar contender “Gone Girl” also picked up a prize at the festival. Here’s the full winners list: 

The BNL People’s Choice Award | Gala: Trash by Stephen Daldry

The People’s Choice Award | Cinema d’Oggi: 12 Citizens by Zu Ang

The People’s Choice Award | Mondo Genere: Haider by Vishal Bhardwaj

The BNL People’s Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Fiction): Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnson

The People’s Choice Award | Cinema Italia (Documentary): Looking for Kadija by Francesco G. Raganato

Taodue Camera D’Oro Prize for Best Debut Film: Andrea Di Stefano for Escobar: Paradise Lost; Laura Hastings Smith producer of X+Y by Morgan Matthews; Special Mention: Last Summer by Lorenzo Guerra Seragnoli

DOC/IT Award to the Best Italian Documentary: Largo Baracche by Gaetano Di Vaio; Special Mention: Roma Termini by Bartolomeo Pampaloni

Marc’Aurelio Lifetime Achievement Award: Walter Salles

Maverick Director Award: Takashi Miike

Marc’Aurelio Acting Award: Tomas Milian

Farfalla d’Oro Prize – Agiscuola: Gone Girl by David Fincher

The SIGNIS Award – Ente dello Spettacolo: Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnsond. Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark by Burhan Qurbani; Special mention: Biagio by Pasquale Scimeca

L.A.R.A. (Libera Associazione Rappresentanza di Artisti) for the Best Italian Actor: Marco Marzocca for Buoni a nulla by Gianni Di Gregorio; Special mention: Silvia D’Amico for Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnson

AIC 2014 Award for Best Cinematography: Luis David Sansans for Escobar: Paradise Lost di Andrea Di Stefano

AMC Best Editing: Julia Karg for Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark by Burhan Qurbani

Best Sound Award – A.I.T.S.: Last Summer by Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli

La Chioma di Berenice Award for Best Hairstyling: Simona Castaldi for Soap Opera by Alessandro Genovesi

La Chioma di Berenice Award for Best Make Up Artist: Fabio Lucchetti for Soap Opera by Alessandro Genovesi

Akai Award International Film Fest: Fino a qui tutto bene by Roan Johnson

Green Movie Award: Biagio by Pasquale Scimeca

“Sorriso diverso Roma 2014” Award: Italian film: Biagio by Pasquale Scimeca

Foreign film: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark by Burhan Qurbani

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