Italian ‘Oscars’ to Genovese, Garrone and Mainetti (who?)

“Perfect strangers’ (Perfetti sconosciuti), a well written (tragi-)comedy, won the ‘David di Donatello’ award of best Italian film this year (award ceremony in Rome on April 18). It’s director Paolo Genovese earned with his film already 18 million euro’s (domestic sales).
Another winner is Matteo Garrone, who dragged away the prize for the best director (and other minor awards). Perhaps the biggest winner is Gabriele Mainetti who swept with his first film (“They called him Jeeg Robot”/ Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) to victory with all actor prizes (4). ‘Youth’ of Paolo Sorrentino, the most international recognised director in Italy, only earned two statues in minor categories.