Italian Film of the Year goes to Marco Martone’s Leopardi.
The Imitation Game picked up Best Picture and a Best Director award for Morten Tyldum at the 19th Capri Hollywood International Film Festival, which wrapped in Italy on Friday (Jan 2).
Other awards went to TimothySpall for Mr. Turner while Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams tied as Best Female Actors for Cake and Big Eyes respectively.
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and Gugu Mbarta Raw (Beyond the Lights) were selected as Rising Stars and Ida was named Best Foreign Film.
The Italian American Icon Award was presented to director David O. Russell and the Lifetime Achievement Award went to English actress Brenda Blethyn.
The event, which incorporates a slightly bewildering array of prizes, was presented under the auspices of the Capri in the World Institute which is chaired by Italian director Lina Wertmuller and Indian director Shekhar Kapur. The festival is produced by Pascal Vicedomini.
“The board of the Capri in the World Institute unanimously decided to honor The Imitation Game which had its Italian premiere at our festival,” said Vicedomini.
“This is an extraordinary work, an almost historical document narrating an unknown story, a tribute to a visionary genius who was persecuted and to whom we owe freedom in Europe.”
- Visionary Award - Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman
- Family Award - Boyhood dir. Richard Linklater.
- Animated Movie of the Year - Big Hero 6
- Breakout Actors - Ryan Gage (The Hobbit) and Eline Powell (Quartet)
- Cult Awards to Italian actor Luca Zingaretti and to Nastassja Kinsky
- Mediterranean Awards to Marco D’Amore, star of the TV series Gomorra, and to Moran Atias (Third Person)
- European Film of the Year Human Capital dir. Paolo Virzi
- Best European Movie - L’arte della felicità dir. Alessandro Rak
- Italian Film of the Year - Marco Martone’s Leopardi