“Magna Graecia Film Festival”, ‘Primadonna’ wins: a direct and sincere film


By John

The twentieth edition of the «Magna Graecia Film Festival» ended tonight in Catanzaro, the festival of first and second works, directed by Gianvito Casadonte. The event, which began on July 29, hosted, among others, the Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, the directors Sergio Castellitto, Matteo Garrone and Maurizio Nichetti and, among the actors, Riccardo Scamarcio and Darko Peric.
«Primadonna», by Marta Savina, won the award for best first work, awarded by the jury presided over by the actor Marco D’Amore. «‘primadonna’ – it is said in the motivation of the recognition – it is a direct and sincere film.
It tells a difficult story without frills and is capable of making the viewer experience the struggle that the protagonist experiences, hoping with her for a final revenge. Starting from a judicial news story that took place in Sicily in the 1960s, Marta Savina’s film manages to talk about the present. Of all those places in the world where the weak are overwhelmed by the violence of the powerful, where the laws of men are imposed beyond the reasons of law. In doing so, ‘Primadonna’ restores the hope that by fighting against abuse, justice can still be found on Earth”.
The award for best direction was awarded to Andrea Magnani for “La lunga corsa”; the one for best actor to Paolo Pierobon for “La Caccia” and the one for best actress to Claudia Gusmano, protagonist of “Primadonna”. The award finally, for the best screenplay, it went again to “Primadonna”.