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.
“The Keys to the House,” Gianni Amelio
“Private,” Saverio Costanzo
Aurelio De Laurentiis, “What Will Become of Us,” “Tutto in una Notte”
Paolo Sorrentino, “The Consequences of Love”
Margaret Mazzantini and Sergio Castellitto, “Don’t Move”
Laura Morante, “Love is Eternal as Long as it Lasts”
Toni Servillo, “The Consequences of Love”
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, “Love Returns”
Raffaele Pisu, “The Consequences of Love”
Banda Osiris, “First Love”
Vasco Rossi and Saverio Grandi, “Don’t Move”
Luca Bigazzi, “The Keys to the House”
Alessandro Zanon, “The Keys to the House”
Francesco Frigeri, “Don’t Move,” “The Passion of the Christ”
Maurizio Millenotti, “The Passion of the Christ”
Patrizio Marrone, “Don’t Move”
“Bad Education,” Pedro Almodovar
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