Awards for 1997

Prize of the City of Torino

Best Short Film

WINNER

Life Is Too Short to Dance with Ugly Women: Lars Kraume
Through an extraordinary use of sequence-shots, the film turns the typical narrative dramatics of a robbery into a funny reflection on the relationships between sexes.

IN-COMPETITION















Best Italian Fiction Film

WINNER

La lettera: Dario Migliardi
For its essentiality and its balance between humour and lightness, for its care for details and for the narrative conciseness with which it represents "the joke of life".

IN-COMPETITION

Superzero: Monica Castiglioni
For its freshness and its good cinematography style operation while describing a city.












Best Feature Film

WINNER

IN-COMPETITION










Best Italian Non-Fiction Film

WINNER

Luoghi inagibili in attesa di ristrutturazione capitale: Daniele Gaglianone
For its human sensitiveness, for the humbleness of intelligence, for the tenderness and respect in its looking at the characters, and for its capacity in not transmitting a sensation of death even if it is a "last moment".

IN-COMPETITION

Promenade: Fibi Kraus
For its personal look, expressing a wise capacity of observation.








Best Torino Film

WINNER

Magia dei cartoni: (Laboratorio Immagine 2)
For its striking narrative synthesis, for its poetical abstractness, and for its language freshness.

IN-COMPETITION

Pelush: Mauro Borgarello
For the originality of the character in its combining techniques with self-irony.






Il fondatore: Riccardo Dellora (as Rosalux), Antonio Morello (as Rosalux), Stefano Troiano (as Rosalux), Edoardo Guzzon (as Rosalux)
















Jury Special Prize

Short Film

WINNERS

La mort du chanteur du Mexico: Laurent Firode
For its structure originality and for the way it plays with time concept. It cuts down the dramatics with humour in a chain of small accidents to reach a totally unexpected ending.

Horoskop: Maciej Adamek
It's a delicate reflection about adolescence uncertainty, expressed with a clean and incisive style. The end seems to suggest with irony that playing is the best way to face the future.

Feature Film

WINNERS


Special Mention

International Short Film Competition

WINNER

Feature Film

WINNERS

Mosafere jonub: Parviz Shahbazi
For its confirmation of the values of the great Iranian Cinematography School.

Torino Boys: Marco Manetti, Antonio Manetti
An unusual film in Italian Cinema, made with love together with our Nigerian fellow-citizens.

Kitchen Party: Gary Burns
For having made a meaningful group portrayal with some very extraordinary dramatic solutions.

Cipputi Award

WINNER

The Full Monty: Peter Cattaneo
For its original and strongly ironic ways to portray all aspects, human, social and cultural, of a crisis in a factory town.

Holden Award for the Best Script

WINNER

Road to Nhill: Alison Tilson
For its cleverness in following many characters and situations within a small epic of daily and ordinary life.

Audience Award

Best Italian Film

WINNER

Asino che legge: Pietro Reggiani
For its facing the problem of our country's lack of interest in reading, in a very simple and original way.

Best Feature Film

WINNER

Tabutta Rövasata: Dervis Zaim
For its capacity to tell a story of daily surviving in a essential and not rethorical way.

Women-Men Equal Rights Award

WINNERS

Manga: Silvana Zancolò
Notwithstanding the exiguity of the means, she has been able to transpose Japanese cartoons into cinematography images, developing an original idea in a very coherent way. Tied with Parole per dirlo - dalla parte delle bambine.

Parole per dirlo - dalla parte delle bambine: Chiara Cremaschi
For her capacity to let different generations of women relate with each other, saving, for the young ones, the memory of feminist battles, in a tender and ironic way. Tied with Manga.

FIPRESCI Prize

WINNER

Brat: Aleksey Balabanov
For its vision of Russian society today and its sense of urgency and strong characterization.

FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention

WINNER

Kitchen Party: Gary Burns
For its incisive and ironic portrayal of middle class family life in Western society.

Jury:

Giuseppe Bertolucci: Italy, int. features
Mario Martone: Italy, int. features
Amir Naderi: Iran, int. features
Shepotinnik, Peter: Russia, int. features
Simon, Alisa: USA, int. features
Delisle, Martin: int. shorts
Francesco Di Pace: int. shorts
Lombardi, Marco: int. shorts
Anna Amendola: italian competition
Galliano Juso: italian competition
Paola Malanga: italian competition
Cerra, Caterina: Torino competition
Frambosi, Andrea: Torino competition
Tarquini, Silvia: Torino competition

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