“Nuovi Sguardi” (new visions) award at the announcement of candidates for the “Nastro d'Argento” (Silver Ribbon) awards

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Following Cannes, Rome and Lazio Film Commission’s activities included seeing the announcement of candidates for the NASTRO D'ARGENTO AWARDS 2010, and the "Nuovi Sguardi" awards on 27 May. Previous editions have awarded "Tutta la vita davanti" by Paolo Virzì and "Giulia non esce la sera" by Giuseppe Piccioni with the accolade, in recognition of productions that use locations in the Lazio and Rome region in innovative and modern ways, creating new possibilities for film settings for national and international productions. This year, the award went to “Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a Piazza Vittorio”, the first work by Isotta Toso, and an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Amara Lakhous, an Algerian author and journalist living and working in Rome. Set in the central Piazza Vittorio area of Rome, in a multicultural block of flats near Termini Station – the stage for diversity and the voice of another world, all too often suffering and frightened.

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