Gabriele Muccino leaves the jury of the David di Donatello: “Never again my films in competition”

The filmmaker Gabriele Muccino announced on Twitter the hypothesis of a definitive break between him and the David di Donatello.

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The director Gabriele Muccino

The filmmaker Gabriele Muccino announced on Twitter the hypothesis of a definitive break between him and David by Donatello. He begins by saying: “I am contemplating leaving the Academy of David di Donatello as a juror and never presenting my films in competition again in the future. It can no longer be considered, as it was, the most prestigious award of Italian cinema in the world.

Fathers and daughters: a close-up of Gabriele Muccino on the set of the film

Fathers and daughters: a close-up of Gabriele Muccino on the set of the film

Gabriele Muccino then adds, in the two subsequent tweets, the motivation behind his gesture: “I come out with bitterness, certainly not envy, for having adored OUR noblest cinema and seeing it reduced to a skirmish between minor, ignored and / or overrated films. I am also sorry for the public who have lost interest by watching competitions between unknown films. How do we think we can bring the Italian public back to cheer for our cinema if the competing titles are unknown to many, and even more so, not even among the most loved! The disconnect will be increasingly marked and disastrous for the entire cinema industry and its supply chain.

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Among the candidates for this year’s David di Donatello, especially in the main categories, there are Hammamet, Miss Marx, I wanted to hide, The Macaluso sisters and Favolacce, the latter object of criticism by Muccino on social media in recent days. With the exception of the first, released in January 2020, they are all titles that have been penalized by the pandemic, coming out in a few theaters or directly digitally. The most beautiful years, Muccino’s most recent feature film, is only nominated for the performance by Micaela Ramazzotti and for the original song by Claudio Baglioni. The last personal candidacy for the filmmaker dates back to 2003, for Remember me.

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The David di Donatello ceremony will be broadcast live on Rai 1 on the evening of 11 May, and the event will be hosted by Carlo Conti, regular presenter since 2018.

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