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Amelio unlocks Italo prize

Silver Ribbon day for Castellitto and Sorrentino pics too

See Winners

ROME — Gianni Amelio’s father-and-handicapped-son drama “The Keys to the House” took the top nod — the ribbon for best picture — at Italy’s Nastri d’Argento (Silver Ribbons) awards, the country’s oldest film prizes.

Produced by RAI Cinema and recently released Stateside by Lions Gate, “Keys” also took ribbons for best cinematography and sound.

Two other pics, Sergio Castellitto’s Penelope Cruz-starrer “Don’t Move,” and Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes competition entry “The Consequences of Love,” split most remaining main ribbons, reflecting a somewhat lackluster Italian cinema season — with several hits but no real home run.

Silver Ribbon for best debuting director went to Saverio Costanzo’s Isreal-Palestine conflict drama “Private,” winner of the Locarno Golden Pard.

Pedro Almodovar’s “Bad Education” nabbed the foreign film nod.

Established in 1946, the Nastri d’Argento are voted by members of Italy’s film journalists’ union, Sngci.

And the winners are…

PICTURE/DIRECTOR

“The Keys to the House,” Gianni Amelio

DEBUTING DIRECTOR

“Private,” Saverio Costanzo

PRODUCER

Aurelio De Laurentiis, “What Will Become of Us,” “Tutto in una Notte”

ORIGINAL IDEA

Paolo Sorrentino, “The Consequences of Love”

SCREENPLAY

Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto, “Don’t Move”

ACTRESS

Laura Morante, “Love is Eternal as Long as it Lasts”

ACTOR

Toni Servillo, “The Consequences of Love”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Giovanna Mezzogiorno, “Love Returns”

SUPPORTING ACTOR,

Raffaele Pisu, “The Consequences of Love”

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Banda Osiris, “First Love”

ORIGINAL SONG

Vasco Rossi and Saverio Grandi, “Don’t Move”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Luca Bigazzi, “The Keys to the House”

SOUND

Alessandro Zanon, “The Keys to the House”

SET DESIGN

Francesco Frigeri, “Don’t Move,” “The Passion of the Christ”

COSTUME DESIGN

Maurizio Millenotti, “The Passion of the Christ”

EDITING

Patrizio Marrone, “Don’t Move”

FOREIGN FILM

“Bad Education,” Pedro Almodovar

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RIBBONS

Mario Monicelli, Suso Cecchi d’Amico

SPECIAL EUROPEAN RIBBON

Malcolm McDowell

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