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Kidnapped by Marco Bellocchio e The sun of the future by Nanni Moretti (HERE THE REVIEW), in the hall after the applause in Cannes, enter forcefully in the nominations for the 2023 Silver Ribbons which will end in Rome on Tuesday 20 June in the MAXXI arena – National Museum of XXI Century Arts. A challenge for the best film that also includes The return of Casanova by Gabriele Salvatores and two titles launched by the last Venice Film Festival, The lord of the ants by Gianni Amelio e Drought by Paolo Virzì who had already received the Pasinetti Prize from the press, precisely in Venice. The Italian Film Journalists announce it as the final phase of the 2023 Ribbons approaches with the awards evening dedicated to the third edition of the Great Series, on Saturday 17 June at the Teatrino di Corte of Palazzo Reale in Naples, recalling that the ‘ribbon of the year’ to Roberto Andò’s film The strangeness. it is the small comedy masterpiece that marked the great turning point in theaters after the pandemic conquering the public with a cast of exceptional protagonists – Toni Servillo with Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone, but not only – and sealed the resumption of the season with the ability to combine culture and entertainment in a unique success. An extraordinary film to which the special event of the Silver Ribbons will be dedicated on the evening of July 1st, at the Ancient Theater of Taormina, at the end of the Taormina Film Fest.
Forty in total are the finalist films of this edition: with the most candidates Kidnapped (9 nominations) followed by The sun of the future (8), there are 5 films that each received the same number of nominations, 11 titles with 3 nominations, 12 those with 2 and 9 films in any case reported.
The return of the films released in theaters
The choices of this 77th edition, after the years of opening up to the cinema also offered by the platforms, return to the films exclusively released in theaters from 1 June 2022 to 31 May 2023: to support cinemas in crisis this year more than ever, special attention goes to the #soloalcinema initiative with the participation of the Nastri d’Argento in “Cinema Revolution”, the promotional campaign of the Ministry of Culture which throughout the summer will allow Italian and European films to be seen at the cinema at the single price of 3.50 euros, an initiative for which Film Journalists are asking distributors and exhibitors to to bring back the candidate titles from the Nastri d’Argento. And precisely to promote the youngest talent, the Nastri, alongside the great auteur cinema, right from the nominations they signal the quality even among many titles that have not had the time to consolidate the relationship with the audience. For this reason, exceptionally, there are 6 and not 5 nominations for first works, subjects and for songs that increasingly contribute to strengthening the bond between cinema and its audience.
Not all the nominations for Best Film – which also concern the producers together with the director – coincide with the nominations for Best directioncategory where next to Looker And Moretti they enter Andrew DiStefano (The Last Night of Love), Kim Rossi Stuart (Brad) And Luca Guadagnino (Bones and All), a candidacy that offers an opportunity to remember that the Nastri d’Argento select only films of national production but have always considered Italian talents also within international productions.
Entering the details of the applications, for which we reportthe six first works choices are: Amanda by Carolina Cavalli, Margins by Niccolo Falsetti, Bonecrusher by Vincenzo Pirrotta Weirdness of love by Giuseppe Fiorello, Marcel! by Jasmine Trinca e Disco Boy by Giacomo Abbruzzese. The comedies in ‘five’: Thank you guys by Riccardo Milani, The big day by Massimo Venier, Romantic by Pilar Fogliati, Astolfo by Gianni Di Gregorio and Mixed by Erry by Sydney Sibilia. For the subject (six nominations) compete My, Princess, The first day of my life, The immensity, Orlando And Very quietly. For the film scriptalways in alphabetical order: Brad, The sun of the future, Mixed by Erry, Kidnapped And Drought.
Candidate actresses and actors
Lots of new entries of actresses and actors: in the selection of this 77th edition – made as always with the support of the MiC – Directorate General for Cinema, they are in ‘five’ as leading actresses, with Margherita Buy (The sun of the future), Jasmin Trinca (Prophets), Linda Caridi (The Last Night of Love), Blessed Porcaroli (Amanda) And Barbara Ronchi (Kidnapped). Between not protagonists candidates, with Barbora Bobulova (The sun of the future), Milena Mancini (My), And Lidia Vitale (I eat your heart). For the leading actors Instead: Alessandro Borgo And Luca Marinelli (The eight mountains), Pierfrancesco Favino (The Last Night of Love), Edward Leo (My), Louis LoCascio (The lord of the ants) And Fausto Russo Alesi (Kidnapped). For the not protagonists: Fabrizio Bentivoglio (The return of Casanova), Francis DiLeva (The Last Night of Love), Lino Musella (Princess), Saul Nanni (Brad), Paolo Pierobon (Kidnapped).
For comedy the actresses candidates are Antonella Attili (The big day), Georgia (Forgot), Pilar Fogliati (Romantic), Valentina Lodovini (The best days) And Stephanie Sandrelli (Astolfo). The actors: Antonio Albanese (Thank you guys), Claudio Bisio (Neighbors), Paolo Calabresi (The best days), Nicholas Rignano (Margins) And Giorgio Tirabassi (The Pataffio).
In the end the music with the nominations of masters such as Stefano Bollani, Franco Piersanti, Pivio and Aldo de Scalzi, Teho Teardo and a pair of musicians and authors such as Colapesce and DiMartino. For the songs, together with the outsiders of Margins Francesco Turbanti, Emanuel The fact and Matteo Creatini, are candidate performers such as Marco Mengoni, Levant, Diodate, Elodies with Joan Thiele, Set free
Coming soon the Special Ribbons
In the coming days the announcement of the This edition’s special ribbons will add accolades and mentions for films and talent not featured in the nominations and the European tape. And young people will be great protagonists of a palmarès which, as always, includes precisely with the Guglielmo Biraghi awards And Graziella Bonacchithe prize Silver Ribbons-New Imaie and with the recognition of Claudio Nobis Foundation. Will be announced soon as well Nino Manfredi Award and will be assigned as usual on Prize Nastri d’Argento-Hamilton Behind the camera, The Persol-Person of the year and the Wella Award for Image. The winners of the best screenplay will also receive a special gift, shared by the Nastri d’Argento with Campus Martius.
Finally, in these still difficult times of ‘reopening’, a thank you to the institutional partners: with the MiC – Directorate General for Cinema, MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Nuovo Imaie, Claudio Nobis Foundation. Media partners Rai Movie – Rai Cultura.
And thanks to the official sponsors who with their precious support confirm a well-established relationship:
BNL – Bnp Paribas Group, Hamilton, Persol, Wella and GE-Eventi Group and Copland Groupwith the new entry Pianegonda, Italo, Campo Marzio, Benedetta Riccio make-up service.