Parma Film Festival, Best Italian Series of the Year award for Un’estate fa a Guanciale

The actor Lino Guanciale was awarded the award for the best Italian series of the year in which he is the protagonist, One summer ago W (THE SPECIAL – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW), the acclaimed Sky Original series broadcast on Sky and Now. The interpreter was awarded in Parma as part of the city’s film festival. Great enthusiasm and many people flocked to the event, which was sold out at the D’Azeglio cinema.
In addition to him, the famous Italian cartoonist Leo Ortolani was also the protagonist of the day at the 26th edition of Invenzioni dal Vero-Parma Film Festival.

As reported in these hours The Gazzetta di Parmathere was great enthusiasm for the delivery of the Primio to Guanciale and many people flocked to the Parma cinema.
The popular Italian actor accepted the award during an event held on Sunday 12 November, at 4.00 pm, at the Cinema d’Azeglio in Parma.

“Not only great cinema but also quality TV series. This year too we are awarding the Best Series of the Year Award by choosing an Italian series that has stood out for its unanimous success among critics and audiences. A summer ago (Sky Original) is the winner of this 26th edition”, declared the organizers of the Parma Film Festival.

Here is the reason for the award to Un’Estate Fa as the best Italian series of the year:

“For having been able to combine multiple genres and generations with a product that is at the same time pop and cinephile, nostalgic and contemporary, strong in an intrigue that causes addiction, thanks also to the performance of a super cast starting from the protagonist Lino Guanciale up to his incarnation of the 90s, Filippo Scotti”.

At the bottom of this article you can look at the photos of the awards ceremony which took place yesterday in Parma.

A summer ago, great success for the Sky Original TV series with Guanciale as the protagonist

The miniseries One summer ago, created by Michele Alberico and Massimo Bacchini and written by Federico Favot and Valerio Cilio, stars the actor born in Avezzano, in the province of L’Aquila. The series is proving to be a resounding success, thanks to the mystery and nostalgia that make this eight-episode transgenerational thriller produced by Sky Studios and Fabula Pictures a true gem. Protagonists Lino Guanciale and Filippo Scotti. Francesca Michielin reinterprets for the occasion A summer ago.
Poised between 90s nostalgia and lightness but with the addition of an ingredient crimearrived on Sky last 6 October A summer ago and since then it has been enjoying great success with the public and critics.
It tells of a summer lived by a group of boys, including first loves, bonfires on the beach, sea, music, Italy of the 90s. However, there is a twist in this idyllic scene: a girl mysteriously disappears.
A mystery that from 1990 reaches the present day, when a body is found unexpectedly. They are the remains of Arianna, Elio’s desperate love, who will become the main suspect in his murder 30 years later. Trying to find out what really happened to Arianna and to exonerate himself from the accusation of being the one who killed her, Elio will have to carry out an investigation between past and present. A mission that for him perhaps also means the hope of being able to somehow change things, ultimately trying to save her.

The soundtrack

Also noteworthy is the soundtrack, markedly and deliberately nostalgic. It is full of original music composed by Michele Braga and also includes many hits from the 80s and 90s, for an unmissable playlist – curated by Valerio Errico and Marco De Angelis and available on Spotify – which is a real dive into past.
From Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes at a-Ha di Take on me, Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the SilenceTears for Fears by Shout. And again, among others, The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Desperate love of Nada, An Italian summer by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini and, obviously, A summer ago. Of the very famous song by Franco Califano which gives the title to the Sky Original series, in A summer ago both Mina’s version and the unreleased cover created especially for the series by Francesca Michielin (feat. Altarboy) find space. “Reinterpreting this great classic of Italian music was fun and stimulating,” declared Michielin. “A summer ago It has been proposed in many versions and this one, so fresh and with an 80s flavour, I particularly like. Collaborating with Altarboy was a great honor for me, I love their productions. I am really happy to have taken part in this project, a beautiful series with a wonderful cast,” added Francesca Michielin.

The cast of the series

In addition to the great protagonist Lino Guanciale, Filippo Scotti, Claudia Pandolfi and Antonia Fotaras, the series also stars Nicole Grimaudo, Paolo Pierobon, Alessio Praticò, Tobia De Angelis, Martina Gatti, Luca Maria Vannuccini, Sofia Iacuitto, Anna Ferzetti, Orlando Cinque, Alessio Piazza, Ginevra Francesconi, Francesco Foti, Denis Fasolo, Luciano Scarpa, Massimo De Santis, Francesco Della Torre, Giovanni Buselli, Giulio Tropea, Giulio Turbulent, Giovanni De Giorgi, Eleonora Giovanardi, Claudio Bigagli, Paolo Triestino, Elisabetta De Palo, Agnese Nano, Massimo Daiuto.

A summer ago is a Sky Original series produced by Sky Studios and Fabula Pictures, directed by Davide Marengo and Marta Savina, created by Michele Alberico and Massimo Bacchini and written by Valerio Cilio, Federico Favot, Michele Alberico and Massimo Bacchini. Made with the contribution of the Apulia Film Commission and the Puglia Region.

Below you can look at the photos of the awards ceremony which took place yesterday in Parma.