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60 World Premieres And Hardly a Film Worth Seeing: Rome Gets the 'Girl' But Not Much Else

By Boyd van Hoeij | Indiewire November 19, 2012 at 1:21PM

The seventh edition of the Rome Film Festival came to a close this weekend in the Italian capital. Larry Clark’s latest doodle about youngsters enjoying sex, drugs and skateboards, “Marfa Girl,” was crowned the winner of a weak competition, capping a disappointing edition that many had hoped would signal a new beginning under former Venice head Marco Muller.


Golden Marc’Aurelio for Best Film: Marfa Girl by Larry Clark

Best Director Award: Paolo Franchi for E la chiamano estate

Special Jury Prize: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri by Claudio Giovannesi

Best Actor Award: Jérémie Elkaïm by Hand In Hand

Best Actress Award: Isabella Ferrari for E la chiamano estate

Best Emerging Actor or Actress Award: Marilyne Fontaine for You, Me and Us

Best Technical Contribution: Arnau Valls Colomer, for the cinematography of Mai morire

Best Screenplay Award: Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue for The Motel Life


CinemaXXI Award (for feature-length films): Avanti Popolo by Michael Wahrmann

Special Jury Prize –  CinemaXXI (for feature-length films): Picas by Laila Pakalnina

CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films: Panihida by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu


Prospettive Award for Best Feature Film: Cosimo e Nicole by Francesco Amato

Prospettive Award for Best Documentary: Pezzi by Luca Ferrari

Prospettive Award for Best Short Film: Il gatto del Maine by Antonello Schioppa 

Special mentions: Cosimo Cinieri and in memory of Anna Orso for La prima legge di Newton


Award for Best Debut/Second Film: Alì ha gli occhi azzurri by Claudio Giovannesi  

Special mention: Razzabastarda by Alessandro Gassman  


Awarded to a film in Competition: BNL Audience Award for Best Film: The Motel Life by Gabriel Polsky, Alan Polsky

This article is related to: Rome Film Festival, Marfa Girl, Bullet To The Head

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