Venice Critics’ Week Appoints Italo Critic Giona Nazzaro As New Topper

Venice Critics' Week Appoints Italo Critic
Courtesy Venice Critics' Week

ROME – Italian film critic and writer Giona A. Nazzaro has been appointed new General Delegate of the Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, the Lido’s independently run section dedicated to promising first works from around the world.

A longtime Locarno fest collaborator, Nazzaro has plenty of programming experience, having served on selection committees of the Rome, Turin, Visions du reel in Nyon, and the Festival dei Popoli in Florence. He is an author of book and essays on Hong Kong cinema, postmodern action films, and monographs on Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee and Gus Van Sant.

Nazzaro will replace Francesco Di Pace who had a ten year stint at the helm of the well-respected section which just celebrated its 30th anniversary. “Tanna,” the first feature shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, won the section’s prize this year decided by the Lido audience.

 

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