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MATTEO GARRONE, STAR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE OF FICX 54

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Italian director Matteo Garrone's will star in the main retrospective of the 54th edition of theGijon International Film Festival.

Garrone, one of the most important transalpine authors of this century, has developed, despite his youth (47 years old), a wide range of works that have temporarily taken him from fantastic realms of the seventeenth century (The Tale of Tales) to Neapolitan slums nowadays, under the Empire of crime (Gomorrah), though he has always shown interest by the reality of his native country.

These features have led Garrone to get diverse and relevant international awards perhaps the most of importants are the two Grands Prix of the Jury at the Cannes Festival granted, consecutively, to his films Gomorrah (2008) and Reality (2012) . With the first one, an adaptation of the controversial bestseller by Roberto Saviano he also achieved to win trophies for best film, director and screenplay at the European Film Academy Awards and at the David di Donatello (the transalpine equivalent to our Goya awards), in addition to a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes 2009.

Of course, Matteo Garrone will be in Gijon to star encounters with viewers and present these works, the most famous of his career, and others that the Spanish public may not know, those who made him take the first steps to place him on the European cinematographic map as a key reference. To finish shaping this cycle, conducted in collaboration with the Film Library of Cantabria (where you can see the cycle after passing through the FICX), the Gijon International Film Festival will publish a book where the followers of the Roman author may find wide and detailed analysis of his full work.

See you from the 18 to the 26 in Gijon, see you at the FICX 54.


  • FILMOGRAPHY

Feature films:

Terra di mezzo (1997)
Ospiti (1998)
Estate romana (2000)
L'imbalsamatore (2002)
Primo amore (2003)
Gomorra (2008)
Reality (2012)
Tale of Tales (2015)

Short films:
Silhouette (1996)
Bienvenido espirito santo (1997)
Il caso di forza maggiore (1998)
Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)

  • INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

Cannes Film Festival:

Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2008 for Gomorrah

Arcobaleno Latino Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2008 for Gomorrah

Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 for Reality


David di Donatello awards:

David di Donatello award for best screenplay at the David di Donatello 2003 for L’imbalsamatore

David of Donatello award for best film at the David di Donatello 2009 for Gomorrah

David di Donatello award for best director at the David di Donatello 2009 for Gomorrah

David of Donatello Award for best screenplay at the David di Donatello 2009 for Gomorrah


European Film Awards:

European Film Award for best film at the European Film Awards 2008 for Gomorrah

European Film Award for best director at the European Film Awards 2008 for Gomorrah

European Film Award for best screenplay at the European Film Awards 2008 for Gomorrah

Palabras clave Festival de Cine