'The Consequences of Love' Is David di Donatello Awards' Fave + Banned Chinese Movie Tops Tribeca Awards

The 2005 edition of the David di Donatello Awards, the Italian film industrys equivalent to Hollywoods Academy Awards, was held this past Friday, April 29, in Rome.

Paolo Sorrentino's Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love, starring Toni Servillo and Olivia Magnani (Anna Magnanis granddaughter) in a tale involving romance mafiosi, was the nights surprise big winner, taking home awards for Best Film and Best Director, plus Best Actor (Servillo), Best Screenplay (Sorrentino), and Best Cinematography (Luca Bigazzi).

Other top winners were Best Actress Barbora Bobulova in Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart, as a woman discovering herself; the Spanish euthanasia drama Mar adentro / The Sea Inside as Best European Film, and Clint Eastwoods boxing (and euthanasia) melodrama Million Dollar Baby as Best Foreign Film.

Italian Film Journalists Nastri dArgento winner Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House, directed by Gianni Amelio and Italys submission for the 2004 Academy Awards, won only one award, for best sound.

Veteran directors Dino Risi, 88, and Mario Monicelli, who will turn 90 on May 15, and American superstar Tom Cruise, 42, were among the winners of special David di Donatello statuettes.

49th David di Donatello – 2004-2005 Italian Academy Awards

The 49th David di Donatello Award winners were announced on April 29, 2005.

In Paolo Sorrentino's The Consequences of Love, a man discovers within himself the strength to rebel against the Italian mafia after falling in love with a young woman.

Best Film 
Certi bambini / A Children's Story – Rosario Rinaldo (producer); Andrea Frazzi and Antonio Frazzi (directors)
Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House – Enzo Porcelli (producer); Gianni Amelio (director
* Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Domenico Procacci and Nicola Giuliano (producers); Paolo Sorrentino (director) 
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Tilde Corsi and Gianni Romoli (producers); Ferzan Ozpetek (director)
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Aurelio De Laurentiis (producer); Giovanni Veronesi (director)

Best European Film 
Les Choristes / The Chorus – Christophe Barratier
Gegen die Wand / Head-On – Fatih Akin
* Mar adentro / The Sea Inside – Alejandro Amenábar 
The Merchant of Venice – Michael Radford
Vera Drake – Mike Leigh

Best Foreign Film 
2046 – Kar Wai Wong
Bin-jip / 3-Iron – Ki-duk Kim 
Hotel Rwanda – Terry George 
* Million Dollar Baby – Clint Eastwood 
Ray – Taylor Hackford

Best Actor 
Stefano Accorsi – Provincia meccanica
Giorgio Pasotti – Dopo mezzanotte 
* Toni Servillo – Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love 
Kim Rossi Stuart – Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House 
Luca Zingaretti – Alla luce del sole

Best Actress 
* Barbora Bobulova – Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart 
Sandra Ceccarelli – La Vita che vorrei
Valentina Cervi – Provincia meccanica
Maria de Medeiros – Il Resto di niente
Maya Sansa – LAmore ritrovato

Best Supporting Actor 
Johnny Dorelli – Ma quando arrivano le ragazze?
Silvio Muccino – Manuale damore / Manual of Love
Raffaele Pisu – Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love 
Fabio Troiano – Dopo mezzanotte 
* Carlo Verdone – Manuale damore / Manual of Love

Best Supporting Actress 
Erika Blanc – Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart 
* Margherita Buy – Manuale damore / Manual of Love 
Lisa Gastoni – Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart 
Giovanna Mezzogiorno – LAmore ritorna
Galatea Ranzi – La Vita che vorrei

Best Director 
Gianni Amelio – Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House 
Davide Ferrario – Dopo mezzanotte 
Andrea Frazzi and Antonio Frazzi – Certi bambini / A Childrens Story 
Ferzan Ozpetek – Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart 
* Paolo Sorrentino – Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love

Best New Director 
* Saverio Costanzo – Private 
Paolo Franchi – La Spettatrice 
David Grieco – Evilenko 
Stefano Mordini – Provincia meccanica 
Paolo Vari and Antonio Bocola – Fame Chimica

Best Screenplay 
Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House – Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, and Stefano Rulli
* Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Paolo Sorrentino 
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Gianni Romoli and Ferzan Ozpetek
Dopo mezzanotte – Davide Ferrario
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Ugo Chiti and Giovanni Veronesi

Best Producer 
Aurelio De Laurentiis – Manuale damore / Manual of Love
Davide Ferrario – Dopo mezzanotte 
Elda Ferri – Alla luce del sole 
Domenico Procacci and Nicola Giuliano – Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love 
* Rosario Rinaldo – Certi bambini / A Childrens Story

Best Cinematography 
* Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Luca Bigazzi 
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Gianfilippo Corticelli
Dopo mezzanotte – Dante Cecchin
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Giovanni Canevari
La Vita che vorrei – Arnaldo Catinari

Best Editing (six nominees due to a tie)
* Certi bambini / A Childrens Story – Claudio M. Cutry 
Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House – Simona Paggi
Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Giogiò Franchini
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Patrizio Marone
Dopo mezzanotte – Claudio Cormio
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Claudio Di Mauro

Best Music 
Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House – Franco Piersanti
Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Pasquale Catalano 
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Andrea Guerra 
* Ma quando arrivano le ragazze?– Riz Ortolani 
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Paolo Buonvino

Best Production Design 
LAmore ritrovato – Giancarlo Basili
* Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Andrea Crisanti 
Dopo mezzanotte – Francesca Bocca
Il resto di niente – Beatrice Scarpato
La Vita che vorrei – Marco Dentici

Best Costume Design 
LAmore ritrovato – Gianna Gissi
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Katia Dottori
* Il resto di niente – Daniela Ciancio 
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Gemma Mascagni
La Vita che vorrei – Maria Rita Barbera

Best Sound 
Alla luce del sole – Mario Dallimonti
* Le Chiavi di casa / The Keys to the House – Alessandro Zanon 
Le Conseguenze dellamore / The Consequences of Love – Daghi Rondanini and Emanuele Cercere
Cuore sacro / Sacred Heart – Marco Grillo
Manuale damore / Manual of Love – Gaetano Carito and Pierpaolo Merafino

Best Visual Effects 
Alla luce del sole – Paola Trisoglio and Stefano Marinoni
LAmore ritorna – Proxima
* Dopo mezzanotte – Grande Mela 
Occhi di cristallo – Pasquale Croce and Roberto Mestroni
I Tre volti del terrore – Apocalypse

Best Original Song 
* "Christmas In Love" from Christmas in Love 
"Fame Chimica" from Fame Chimica 
"Gioia E Rivoluzione" from Lavorare con lentezza 
"Ma quando arrivano le ragazze?" from Ma quando arrivano le ragazze?
"Paolo Buonvino" from Manuale damore / Manual of Love

Best Documentary Feature
I Dischi del sole – Luca Pastore
Passaggi di tempo: Il viaggio di sonos e memoria – Gianfranco Cabiddu
I Ragazzi della panaria – Nello Correale
* Un Silenzio particolare – Stefano Rulli 
Traveling with Che Guevara – Gianni Minà

Best Short Film (tie)
* Aria – Claudio Noce 
* Lotta Libera – Stefano Viali 
Mio Fratello Yang – Massimiliano De Serio and Gianluca De Serio
O Guarracino – Michelangelo Fornaro
Un Refolo – Giovanni Arcangeli

David Giovani Award
Alla luce del sole – Roberto Faenza

Special David di Donatello Awards
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Tom Cruise
Mario Monicelli
Dino Risi
Cecchi Gori Group

Tribeca Film Festival: Banned Chinese film wins top prize

May 1: Tribeca Film Festival 2005 did not shy away from potentially controversial films. For starters, Li Shaohong's Stolen Life, a Chinese drama that has been banned in its country of origin, won Best Film honors. Li expressed hope that the publicity surrounding Stolen Life's Tribeca win will help get the film “green-lighted so my people in China can watch [it] soon.” (Image: Li Shaohong's Stolen Life.)

Stolen Life depicts the hardships of a young Chinese woman struggling to eke out a living doing menial work after dropping out of college because of her untrustworthy lover.

Felicity Huffman & Cees Geel: Tribeca winners

Felicity Huffman, one of the stars of the American television hit series Desperate Housewives, won the Best Actress prize for her portrayal of a Born-Again Christian who also happens to be a pre-operative (male-to-female) transsexual in Duncan Tucker's Transamerica. William H. Macy, Huffman's husband and the film's executive producer, accepted the award in her place.

Dutch actor Cees Geel won the Best Actor award for his performance as a man who, facing imminent death, must take responsibility for his future – or lack thereof – in Eddy Terstall's Simon, The Netherlands' official submission for the 2005 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

Spanish Civil War documentary wins

Péter Forgács' El Perro Negro: Stories from the Spanish Civil War, a Dutch-Hungarian production about the travails of a Catalan family of industrialists during Spain's bloody 1930s, was chosen as the Best Documentary Feature. Director Forgács has explained that his film attempts to show that there were villainous murderers on all sides of that conflict, which left in its wake between 600,000 and 1 million dead.

More than 250 films from 45 countries were shown at Tribeca. Judges included actress Whoopi Goldberg, author Tom Wolfe, and pop personality Sheryl Crow.

Li Shaohong's Stolen Life photo: Tribeca Film Festival.

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