Rome-Domenico Procacci's Fandango-produced Quite Chaos starring NanniMoretti and directed by Antonello Grimaldi leads the race for the David of Donatello awards, with eighteen nominations.
Quiet Chaos, which was presented at Berlin and features a cameo with
Roman Polanski has performed well at the local box office earning
$8.8m (Euros 5.2m) in its first six weeks in Italian cinemas.
Silvio Soldini's Days And Clouds, launched at Toronto and produced by
Lionello Cerri's Lumiere & Co and Andrea Molaioli's first feature (and
sleeper hit) The Girl Of The Lake, launched at the Venice FilmFestival, both took 15 nominations each.
Best film nominations went toQuiet Chaos, Days And Clouds, The Right Distance, The Girl Of The Lake and The Wind Blows Round (directed by Giorgio Diritti).
Best director nominations go to Cristina Comencini forinterracial love drama Black And White, (produced by Cattleya); Antonello Grimaldi for Quiet Chaos; Carlo Mazzacurati forThe Right Distance, also produced by Fandango;andbothAndrea Molaioli's and Sivio Soldini.
Best producer nominations go to Domenico Procacci for Quiet Chaos.
Procacci produced films took a total of 30 nominations - with an
additional eight going to The Right Distance and four to Don't Waste
Your Time, Johnny.
Other producers nominated are Lionello Cerri (Days And Clouds); Nicola
Giuliano and Francesca Cima for Indigo Films (The Girl Of The Lake);
Andrea Occhipinti and Gianluca Arcopinto (Sonetaula) and to Simone
Bachini, Mario Chemello and Giorgio Dritti (The Wind Blows Round).
Best actor nominations were given to Nanni Moretti (Quiet Chaos),
Antonio Albanese (Days And Clouds), Lando Buzzanca (The Viceroys), Kim Rossi Stewart (Piano Solo) and Toni Servillo (The Girl Of The Lake).
Best actress nominations include Margherita Buy (Days And Clouds),
Atonia Liskova (Riparo), Valentina Lodovini (La Giusta Distanza) and
Valeria Solarino (Signorinaeffe).
The ceremony will take place April 18th and includes special career
awards to Carlo Verdone for '30years work in cinema,' to
quintessential Roman actor Luigi Magni who has just turned 80-years-old, and to Gabriele Muccino for having effused 'Italian cinema in the
Starting with the 53rd edition, the awards will be pushed back to May
allowing films released approximately within the third week of March
to be eligible for candidature.