Raoul Bova & Laura Morante + Eva Mendes & Winona Ryder: Giffoni Film Festival

Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova

Raoul Bova

Laura Morante

Laura Morante

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

“There are dark periods, in which cinema seems to be puritan, stagnant,” Ryder was quoted as saying at the Giffoni site, in what was apparently English translated into Italian and then translated back into English. “I hope that this new time, with Barack Obama - and I tell this even if I'm an immigrant couple daughter - let us to leave behind this dark atmosphere which derives from the George Bush government. Some months ago, some teachers have got the sack because of the subject they taught. But I feel that everything will change.”

Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Matteo Branciamore

Matteo Branciamore

Baz Luhrman

Baz Luhrman

Sergio Castellitto

Sergio Castellitto

Paolo Conticini

Paolo Conticini

Gianmarco Tognazzi

Gianmarco Tognazzi

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images. Mattio Branciamore photo: Stefania D'Alessandro / WireImage

Emanuele Bosi

Emanuele Bosi

Emanuele Bosi

Emanuele Bosi

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Claudio Santamaria

Claudio Santamaria

Kasia Smutniak

Kasia Smutniak

Alessandro Roja

Alessandro Roja

Carolina Crescentini

Carolina Crescentini

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

The 39th annual Giffoni Film Festival, dubbed Italy's biggest youth film festival, was held in the coastal town of Salerno between July 12-25, 2009. Thirty features and 42 shorts were screened in competition, in addition to dozens of special screenings and events.

Among this year's award winners were Caroline Link's A Year Ago in Winter, Breno Silveira's Once Upon a Time in Rio, David Lee Miller's My Suicide, and Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen's See You.

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Claudio Gubitosi; Naomi Watts; Liev Schreiber

Giffoni Film Festival artistic director Claudio Gubitosi; Naomi Watts; Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Sofia Milos

Sofia Milos

Claudio Bisio

Claudio Bisio

Elio Germano

Elio Germano

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Alba Rohrwacher

Alba Rohrwacher

Filippo Timi

Filippo Timi

Giffoni Film Festival 2009

Nunzio Giuliano, Sara Mollaioli, Filippo Vitte

Nunzio Giuliano, Sara Mollaioli, Filippo Vitte

Nunzio Giuliano, Sara Mollaioli, Filippo Vitte

Nunzio Giuliano, Sara Mollaioli, Filippo Vitte

Benedetta Valanzano

Benedetta Valanzano

Luigi Lo Cascio

Luigi Lo Cascio

Photos: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

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