The 2018 RdC Awards will be assigned today, Friday December 14th. They are assigned every year by Rivista del Cinematografo to the protagonists of the world of cinema, television and culture. For the second time, the Toni Bertorelli Controluce Award will be assigned in honour of Toni Bertorelli, refined actor and great performer. The gala event, which will start at 8.30 pm at the Trevi Cinema in Rome, will be presented by TV 2000 journalist and film critic Fabio Falzone. The event takes place within the XXII Tertio Millennio Film Fest, a festival organised by Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo.
Film director Alessio Cremonini wins the Italian Cinema Navicella Award for the film On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi: “Because telling the story of Stefano Cucchi through a film was not only due, but risky. Despite this, On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi does not amplify or sanctify the victim, and it does not cede to the logic of emotional blackmail. Instead, it denounces the true tragedy in this story: giving the cold shoulder to a man during his last devastating week of life”, this is the reason.
The TV series My Brilliant Friend, directed by Saverio Costanzo, starring Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti, receives the Navicella TV Award. For the jury, “Taking one of the bestsellers of the decade and turning it into something else, without changing it. This is the challenge won by Saverio Costanzo and the entire production team: this is a work that broadens the horizons of the small screen, telling the country through the extraordinary friendship between two young girls, who then become teenagers, and finally women”.
The Diego Fabbri Award to the best film book is assigned to Cannes Confidential, by Thierry Frémaux, Donzelli Editore”.
Pina Turco wins the 2018 Revelation Award for The Vice of Hope, by Edoardo De Angelis; the Soundtrack Award goes to Enzo Avitabile for the soundtrack of the same film. The Award for Best vocal performance goes to Barbara Bobulova for her performance in Saremo giovani e bellissimi, directed by Letizia Lamartire.
The Toni Bertorelli Controluce Award goes to Ninni Bruschetta and Valentina Carnelutti. As for Ninni Bruschetta, the reasons are the following: “If the Country of Non-Protagonists existed, Ninni Bruschetta would be its king. Or its president, but we like to imagine him as a king because the non-protagonists are not in favour of democracy. […] Between cinema and TV, he gave life to such a crowd of characters to make the category of non-leading actors an essential condition or even a philosophical category”.
As regards Valentina Carnelutti: “To many actors, acting is not enough. They also want to write, direct, sing, paint. Meeting images other than being images. […] Valentina Carnelutti belongs to this big family of restless characters that throw the seed of contradiction and permanent curiosity between the muses. As if the essence of the actors’ work was, first of all, multiplying the encounters with everything is different from them”. The awards have been assigned by the jury made up of Marco Bellocchio, Steve Della Casa, Piera Degli Esposti, Fabio Ferzetti, Roberto Herlitzka, Mario Martone, Davide Milani.
Paolo VI, attualità di un santo by Massimo Enrico Milone and directed by Nicola Vicenti wins the Special Tertio Millennio Award for Communication. Dei by Cosimo Terlizzi wins the First Work Award – Sono arrivato prima! which is given to the best debut of the year according to the readers of the “Rivista del Cinematografo” and Cinematografo.it.
Moreover, during the evening, the three short films that won the short film contest Noi ci siamo – Giovani, voglia di partecipazione e ricerca di senso will be awarded. They were chosen by the interreligious jury presided by film director Costanza Quatriglio and made up of six delegates of the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic communities: Jacopo Balliana, Takoua Ben Mohamed, Andrea Bencivenga, Francesca Romana Bianchini, Valeria Milano, Mustafa Martino Roma. The short films are: Inanimate, directed by Lucia Bulgheroni, Denise by Rossella Inglese, Kintsugi by Danilo Greco. A special mention to Louder by Alexander Faganel, for the “intertwining evocative images which reveal a sincere and interesting personal search”.
The awards have been made by Giovanni Raspini.
2018 RdC Awards – Italian Cinema Navicella Award
On My Skin: The Last Seven Days of Stefano Cucchi, directed by Alessio Cremonini
2018 RdC Awards – Navicella TV Award
My Brilliant Friend, directed by Saverio Costanzo, starring Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti
2018 RdC Awards – Diego Fabbri Award to the best film book
Cannes Confidential, directed by Thierry Frémaux, Donzelli Editore
2018 RdC Awards – 2018 Revelation Award
Pina Turco for The Vice of Hope, by Edoardo De Angelis
2018 RdC Awards – Soundtrack Award
Enzo Avitabile for The Vice of Hope, directed by Edoardo De Angelis
2018 RdC Awards – Best vocal performance Award
Barbora Bobulova for Saremo giovani e bellissimi, directed by Letizia Lamartire
2018 Toni Bertorelli “Controluce” Award
2018 RdC Awards – Special Tertio Millennio Award for Communication
Paolo VI, attualità di un santo, by Massimo Enrico Milone and directed by Nicola Vicenti
2018 RdC Awards – First Work Award – Sono arrivato prima!
Dei, directed by Cosimo Terlizzi
2018 RdC Awards – Award for the Contest Noi ci siamo – Giovani, voglia di partecipazione e ricerca di senso
- Inanimate by Lucia Bulgheroni
- Denise by Rossella Inglese
- Kintsugi by Danilo Greco
Special mention for:
Louder, by Alexander Faganel, for “the intertwining evocative images which reveal a sincere and interesting personal search”.
On the website of the Tertio Millennio Film Fest, you can see and download the complete schedule of the Festival.
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