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Luigi Lo Cascio Didn’t Leave Venice Empty Handed

He didn’t get one of the big prizes at the Venice Film Festival; his La Città Ideale wasn’t in competition for the Golden Lion, but my favorite, Luigi Lo Cascio didn’t go home empty-handed. A jury made up of more than 70 European young people under the age of 26, the Jury Arca CinemaGiovani named his directorial debut the best Italian film at this year’s film festival.

“For having critically demonstrated the contradictions in a world that prefers image over substance. For having revealed the difficulty in today’s Italy, to reach the truth which has been lost in a maze of bureaucracy and silence…For an interpretation of human tragedy in a modern key in which the protagonist loses his ideals and dreams and resign himself to a painful reality that overwhelms the viewer and sparks discussion for self-improvement.”

So, what’s up next for Luigi Lo Casio – director?

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