Berlinale 2022, Carla Simon’s Alcarras won the Golden Bear for Best Picture At the Berlin Film Festival. This was announced by the festival’s jury led by Hollywood director M Knight Shyamalan. The film tells the story of the daily struggles of a group of peach growers in Spain, and how workers are pushed to the edge of their existence. Eighteen works competed for the Golden Bear award for best film.
Paolo Taviani’s “Leonora Addio” won the Fipresci Prize in Berlin. The International Union of Motion Press Jury for the 72nd Parliament Competition, composed of Rene Marx (France), Anna Maria Bassetti (Italy) and Hussein Wang (Taiwan), awarded the prize to Paolo Taviani with the following motive: “Guided by the free spirit of the genius of Pirandello, the director blends poetry with and sadness, but also irony, imagination and joy to tell us the mysteries of life, death and memory.”
The only Italian title competing in the Berlinale, Leonora Odeo tells of the audacious adventure of Pirandello’s ashes and the eventful journey of the urn from Rome to Agrigento, up to the turbulent burial that occurred fifteen years after his death. To close the film, I wrote Pirandello’s last story twenty days before his death, “Il chiodo.” The film will be released in theaters on February 17, with 01 Distribution.
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