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‘Quiet Chaos’ leads Davids noms

Moretti-starrer leads field for Italo film prizes

Nanni Moretti starrer “Quiet Chaos” has scooped a massive 18 nominations for Italy’s David di Donatello film prizes, placing helmer Antonello Grimaldi’s bereavement drama in the running in every category for which it’s eligible.

Tender tale, in which Moretti plays a TV exec who, following his wife’s sudden death, takes to a Rome park bench near his young daughter’s school, is a rare thesping-only turn for auteur Moretti, whose strong perf is a big draw.

Produced by Domenico Procacci’s Fandango, and featuring a Roman Polanski cameo, “Chaos” has scored $8 million at the Italo B.O. and sold to many international territories after its Berlin preem last month.

Pic, which still lacks a U.S. distrib, will unspool in Tribeca’s World Narrative section.

Next up on the nom list for the David di Donatello Awards is “The Girl by the Lake,” a thriller by Moretti’s former assistant director Andrea Molaioli. Molaioli’s confident debut is vying for 15 statuettes, including both the helmer and first-time helmer nods, as well as the key picture, producer and screenplay Davids. Medusa produced.

“The Right Distance,” a drama by Carlo Mazzacurati about small-town racism in Italy nabbed eight noms, the third-highest number, including picture, helmer and actress for Valentina Lodovini in a breakthrough role.

Winners will be announced April 18 at a gala aired live on pubcaster RAI.


“Quiet Chaos,” Nanni Moretti
“Days and Clouds,” Silvio Soldini
“The Right Distance,” Carlo Mazzacurati
“The Girl By The Lake,” Andrea Molaioli
“Il Vento Fa Il Suo Giro,” Giorgio Diritti

Cristina Comencini, “Black and White”
Antonello Grimaldi, “Quiet Chaos”
Carlo Mazzacurati, “The Right Distance”
Andrea Molaioli, “The Girl By The Lake”
Silvio Soldini, “Days and Clouds”

Fabrizio Bentivoglio, “Don’t Waste Your Time, Johnny!”
Giorgio Diritti, “Il Vento Fa Il Suo Giro”
Marco Martani, “Cemento Armato”
Andrea Molaioli, “The Girl By The Lake”
Silvio Muccino, “Talk To Me About Love”

Nanni Moretti, Laura Paolucci, Francesco Piccolo, “Quiet Chaos”
Doriana Leondeff, Francesco Piccolo, Federica Pontremoli, Silvio Soldini, “Days and Clouds”
Doriana Leondeff, Carlo Mazzacurati, Marco Pettenello, Claudio Piersanti, “The Right Distance”
Sandro Petraglia “The Girl By The Lake”
Giorgio Diritti, Fredo Valla, “Il Vento Fa Il Suo Giro”

Domenico Procacci “Quiet Chaos”
Lionello Cerri “Days and Clouds”
Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima “The Girl By The Lake”
Andrea Occhipinti, Gianluca Arcopinto, “Sonetaula”
Simone Bachini, Mario Chemello, Giorgio Diritti “Il Vento Fa Il Suo Giro”

Anna Bonaiuto, “The Girl By The Lake”
Margherita Buy, “Days and Clouds”
Antonia Liskova, “Riparo”
Valentina Lodovini, “The Right Distance”
Valeria Solarino, “Signorina Effe”

Antonio Albanese, “Days and Clouds”
Lando Buzzanca, “I Vicere”
Nanni Moretti, “Quiet Chaos”
Kim Rossi Stewart, “Piano, solo”
Toni Servillo, “The Girl By The Lake”

Paola Cortellesi, “Piano, solo”
Carolina Crescentini, “Talk To Me About Love”
Isabella Ferrari, “Quiet Chaos”
Valeria Golino, “Quiet Chaos”
Sabrina Impacciatore, “Signorina Effe”
Alba Rohrwacher, “Days and Clouds”

Giuseppe Battiston, “Days and Clouds”
Alessandro Gassman, “Quiet Chaos”
Fabrizio Gifuni, “The Girl By The Lake”
Ahmed Hafiene, “The Right Distance”
Umberto Orsini, “Il Mattino Ha L’oro in Bocca”

Luca Bigazzi, “The Right Distance”
Maurizio Calvesi, “I Vicere”
Arnaldo Catinari, “Talk To Me About Love”
Ramiro Civita, “The Girl By The Lake”
Alessandro Pesci, “Quiet Chaos”

Paolo Buonvino, “Quiet Chaos”
Lele Marchitelli, “Piano, solo”
Fausto Mesolella, “Don’t Waste Your Time, Johnny!”
Teho Teardo, “The Girl By The Lake”
Giovanni Venosta, “Days and Clouds”

“4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days,” Christian Mungiu
“The Secret of the Grain,” Abdellatif Kechiche
“Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” Shekhar Kapur
“Irina Palm,” Sam Garbarski
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Julian Schnabel

“Across The Universe,” Julie Taymor
“Into The Wild,” Sean Penn
“In The Valley of Elah,” Paul Haggis
“No Country For Old Men,” Joel and Ethan Coen
“There Will Be Blood,” Paul Thomas Anderson

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