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COMPETITION PESARO NUOVO CINEMA 2018 – LINO MICCICHÈ AWARD
The winner of the Competition Pesaro Nuovo Cinema is Julien Faraut’s JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION [L’EMPIRE DE LA PERFECTION] (France, 2018, 95’).
The Lino Miccichè Award for Best Film was assigned by a professional jury made of actress and film director Tea Falco, film director Paolo Franchi, and documentary film-maker Stefano Savona with the motivation:
“Having appreciated the diverse and courageous film selection for the competition, the jury unanimously assigns the Lino Miccichè Award to JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION [L’EMPIRE DE LA PERFECTION] by Julien Faraut. The film director made an obsessive and surprising film that, by way of a rare stylistic sophistication and a both radical and philological editing of archival footage, gradually unravels the innermost aspects of the hero.”
The film will be released in Italy during Fall 2018 by Wanted. ***
STUDENT JURY AWARD – COMPETITION PESARO NUOVO CINEMA
The Student Jury coordinated by Pierpaolo De Sanctis composed of students from Italian film schools and university departments (Louis Samuel Andreatta, Martina Barone, Leila Cimarelli, Valerio Chicca, Antonella Conte, Chiara De Angelis, Nicola De Riggi, Eleonora Felicella, Giulia Giangolini, Walter Larini, Davide Lo Carmine, Clara Recanatini, Silvio Stangarone, Francesca Stefanizzi, and Michela Vanacore) awarded Julien Faraut’s JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION [L’EMPIRE DE LA PERFECTION] (France, 2018, 95’) with the prize for Best Film in competition:
“for the clever and multi-layered exploration of heterogeneous languages ranging from film to sport, education to philosophy, that come together in a highly innovative work reflecting on the quest for perfection and the ontology of the moving image creating a dialectics between different archival sources”.
The Student Jury has also given a Special Mention to AMÉRICA by Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside (USA 2018, 75’) with the motivation:
“how their camera subtly explores an emblematic family relationship through the film narrative and a very refined and involving anthropological research. América is a symbol of pure, unconditional love, not only a past to remember but also a future to protect.” ***
The audience of the 2018 screenings in the square were invited to vote at the end of each film until Friday June 22. The winner of the Audience Award is AMÉRICA by Erick Stoll and Chase Whiteside (USA 2018, 75’). ***
According to jury members Silvia Di Gregorio, Irene Dionisio, and Damiano Garofalo, the winner of the section (Re)Edit – Universities is I CAME IN AT THE END, THE BEST WAS OVER. THE SOPRANOS BETWEEN COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION AND REALITY by Gianluca Badii, Emanuele Pilonero, and Edoardo Spallazzi:
“for the high quality of their visual and theoretical research on the inter-media relationships of film and TV as well as the capacity of delving into a philosophically complex work such as The Sopranos.”
For the section (Re)Edit – High School the jury awarded Alessandro Baraero’s Steadicam:
“for the quality of the research on film technique (something not always appreciated in critical terms), the fresh stylistic approach, and the value of the subject, a fertile and original one.”
MYmovies.it has presented the (Re-)Edit Competition films in streaming. ***
STUDIO UNIVERSAL AWARD
Studio Universal (Mediaset Premium DTTV) has renewed once again the partnership with Pesaro Film Festival with the Studio Universal Award. Pay rights of the Best Short directed by an Italian film-maker and selected by an in-house jury are acquired for TV broadcasting.
The winner is Merlot by Marta Gennari and Giulia Martinelli, produced by the Turin CSC Animazione,
“because of the original narrative structure, integral to the elegant and expressive drawing style, that manages to combine the essentials of a fairy tale in a surprising, ironical remix.”