The film by Viesturs Kairišs also receives the awards for Best Director and Best Actor
January by Viesturs Kairišs is the winner of the Best Film Award at the 17th edition of Rome Film Festival. The Latvian film also won the awards for Best Director and Best Actor, for the performance Karlis Arnolds. Set in 1991, January is the story of three aspiring filmmakers who face the Soviet invasion to repress the indipendence of Latvia.
The awards were presented yesterday, Ocrtober 22, 2022 at 4:30 P.M. in Sala Petrassi, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone in Rome, Italy.
Here is the list of the other winners of the 17th edition of the festival.
PROGRESSIVE CINEMA COMPETITION
The films were voted by a jury composed of the filmmaker and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, the actor and director Louis Garrel, filmmakers Juho Kuosmanen and Pietro Marcello, and the producer Gabrielle Tana.
by Viesturs Kairišs
Grand Jury Prize:
by Jeong Ji-hye
for Janvāris (January)
Best Actress – Monica Vitti Award:
Best Actor –Vittorio Gassman Award:
KĀRLIS ARNOLD AVOTS
for Janvāris (January)
The President proposed a Special Jury Prize, selected in the categories Best Screenwriting, Cinematography, Editing and Original Score. The winner was FOUDRE by Carmen Jaquier, for the Cinematography by Marine Atlan. A Jury Special Mention was also awarded to the actress LILITH GRASMUG for her performance in Foudre.
BEST COMEDY – UGO TOGNAZZI AWARD
The films were voted by a jury composed of filmmaker and actor Carlo Verdone, the actress Marisa Paredes and the writer, director and actress Teresa Mannino. The Best Comedy was chosen from the titles in the sections Progressive Cinema and Grand Public.
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
by Shekhar Kapur
by Andrea Bagney.
BNL BNP PARIBAS BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD
The film that won the BNL Award was chosen from the titles in the sections Progressive Cinema, Freestyle and Grand Public and voted by a jury composed of filmmaker and screenwriter Julie Bertuccelli , the filmmaker Roberto De Paolis and the film critic Daniela Michel.
by Lila Neugebauer
by Andrea Bagney
by Carmen Jaquier.
THE FS – FERROVIE DELLO STATO AUDIENCE AWARD
Audiences attending the official screening and first repeat screening of the film voted this award on the website www.romacinemafest.it or by using the official Rome Film Festival App. The film was selected from the Progressive Cinema Competition.
FS Audience Award:
by Ady Walter.