And the Nominees for Best Director Are – The David di Donatello Awards

[slideshow id=1657324662899866553&w=426&h=320] There are 8 directors nominated for best director and of their 8 movies I have seen 6 of them (and one I wish I hadn't - Immaturi)

Nominated for Best Film – Qualunquemente

Qualunquemente is nominated for best film and has gotten a lot of attention. I didn't care for it, but it got a standing ovation at the Berlin film festival - so what do I know. http://youtu.be/B_NJktvgKn8

For Best Actress – The David di Donatello Awards

[slideshow id=1657324662899858696&w=426&h=320] The best actress category - I'm not going to lie - is going to be extra hard for me to call. I left Italy the day before "Il Gioiellino" opened in the theaters, and it's not yet available on DVD. And I'd never even heard of "Nessuno mi può Giudicare"

A Quiet Life Trailer

Here's the trailer for "Una Vita Tranquilla" (A Quiet Life) with a performance that I think was over looked in the best actor category - Toni Servillo's. The movie did receive nominations for best film, best director, and best supporting actor (Toni must have gotten

My Pick For Best Actor – The David di Donatello Awards

[slideshow id=1657324662899855235&w=426&h=320] As I look at the nominees for The David di Donatello Awards I remember why I never do this with the Oscars. I have no intuition. No sixth sense. No common sense. No inner voice telling me the answers. Maybe I'm trying to think like

Toni Servillo Scores Again With “Una Vita Tranquilla”

[caption id="attachment_3526" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="Don't forget - the David di Donatello Awards will be given out soon and I'm trying to see all of the nominated films that I can so that I can predict the winners."]

Another Reason To Wish I Was In Rome This Week

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The Lemons Really Are Better In Italy

[caption id="attachment_1354" align="alignleft" width="284" caption="Alberto and Mattia politely accept the "fruit juices" in Benvenuti al Sud."]