Saturday, September 09, 2017

2017 International Film Critics' Week Award Winners

An Argentinean film wins section top award. To check jury comments go official site here.

Winners are in (*)BLUE.

The Venice International Film Critics’ Week (SIC) is an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 74th Venice International Film Festival (30th August – 9th September, 2017).

The program includes a selection of seven (7) debut films in competition and two special events out of competition, all presented in world premiere screenings. The selection is curated by the General Delegate of the Venice Critics’ Week Giona A. Nazzaro together with the members of the selection committee Luigi Abiusi, Alberto Anile, Beatrice Fiorentino and Massimo Tria.

The 2017 official selection includes:

Il Cratere (Crater), Luca Bellino and Silvia Luzi, Italy
Drift, Helena Wittman, Germany
(*) Les garçons sauvages (The Wild Boys), Bertand Mandico, France - Winner of Mario Serandrei  - Hotel Saturnia Award for the Best Technical Contribution
Körfez (The Gulf), Emre Yeksan, Turkey, Germany and Greece
Sarah joue un loup garou (Sarah Plays a Werewolf), Katharina Wyss, Switzerland and Germany
(*) Team Hurricane, Annita Berg, Denmark - Winner of Verona Film Club Award
(*) Temporada de caza (Hunting Season), Natalia Garagiola, Argentina, USA, Germany, France, Qatar - SIAE Audience Award

Special Events Out of Competition
Opening Film: Pin Cushion, Deborah Haywood, UK
Closing Film: Veleno (Poison), Diego Olivares, Italy

The Poster

Comic Books Artist Carmine di Giandomenico Creates the Image for the 32nd Venice International Film Critics' Week

The DC Comics and Marvel Comics illustrator designed a futuristic cinematic muse for the 32nd edition of the independent sidebar dedicated to debut feature films.

An unusual and innovative choice for a sidebar that portrays today’s cinema, and through it, envisages its future, with a selection of debut films. In the cyber-fantasy style image created by Di Giandomenico – one of the few Italian artists who collaborated with two of the most important and active comics publishing houses, Marvel Comics and DC Comics - the muse of cinema glides over the lagoon, reflecting herself in the water, remindful of the past, but projected towards the future. “I wanted to create a feminine figure that would synthesize an idea of cinema that mirrors and filters everyday life turning it into fantasy – explains Di Giandomenico – Cinema as an art that can project narratives, uncovering how reality and dream are two souls that realize they are attracted to each other. Cinema that makes us glide through the present, heading for the future”.

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