Amelio and Gagliardi win in Canada
In Toronto and Montréal
Italian movies triumphed at Canadian festivals: LE PREMIER HOMME
by Gianni Amelio
received at TIFF the FIPRESCI Prize
for the section Special Presentations and TATANKA
by Giuseppe Gagliardi
won at Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal the Best Artistic Contribution
in the World Competition.
Jury at Toronto included Diego Batlle, Argentina, president ("La Nación"), Carmen Gray, UK ("Sight and Sound"), Freddie Wong Kwok-Shiu, Hong Kong ("Apple Daily"), Sam Adams, US ("LA Times"), Pascal Grenier, Canada ("Journal Metro"), John Semley, Canada ("Torontoist.com"). They declared that "Gianni Amelio's realization of an unfinished Albert Camus novel explores the legacy of colonialism with the tenderness of a memoir and the unflinching gaze of a war reporter."
In Montreal, the Jury was composed by: President, Vicente Aranda, director (Spain), Katharina Marie Schubert, actress (Germany), Laurent Heynemann, director (France), Li Quinkuan, director (China), Dino Gentili, script-writer and director (Italy), Bernard Seguin-Poirier, painter and sculptor (Canada), Carmen Gagnon, representing the general public (Canada).