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Dramas top Italo awards

Bertolucci named best director

ROME — Two intimate dramas, Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Besieged” and Giuseppe Piccioni’s “Not of This World,” took the main prizes chosen by a jury of international critics at the 1999 Grolle d’Oro awards for Italian cinema, presented Saturday in the Alps resort of St. Vincent.

Bertolucci was named best director for his English-language chamber drama about the love of a withdrawn pianist for his African housekeeper, released in the U.S. by Fine Line.

First-time producer Lionello Cerri received the best production trophy for Piccioni’s story of a novice nun whose life is changed when she is handed an abandoned baby.

Stefano Accorsi took acting honors for roles in “Outlaw” and “A Respectable Man,” while actress Francesca Neri won for “Marriages” and “The Sweet Noise of Life.”

Other prizes went for screenplay to Ettore Scola, Furio Scarpelli, Silvia Scola and Giacomo Scarpelli for Scola’s “The Dinner”; for cinematography to Giuseppe Lanci for “The Wet Nurse”; for music to Oscar-winner Nicola Piovani (“Life is Beautiful”); and for new director to Gabriele Muccino for “But Forever in My Mind.”

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