Best film of 2011 ? early days so lets look at the first quarter, who are the movers and shakers up among the top 3 on the Festival circuit and which Italian Film has conquered the Box Office.
Top Dog on the Festival and Award circuit:
3rd place Malavoglia, The House of the Medlar Tree directed by Pasquale Scimeca shown at 26 festivals, winning 2 awards.
2nd place Febbre da Fieno, Hayfever directed by Laura Luchetti with 20 Festivals and 4 awards.
1st place Into Paradiso directed by Paola Livia Randi with 20 festivals and 5 awards
Not really a clear winner so far as films like “In the Market” directed by Lorenzo Lombardi has only been seen at 9 festivals however it has already won 6 awards as has “Un giorno della vita, A Day in the Life” directed by Giuseppe Papasso shown only at 2 festivals yet right up there with 6 awards.
Top of the Box Office Italian only :
2nd place Immaturi, The Juveniles directed by Paolo Genovese
I think we have a number of good films coming out so this will surely change by the time we hit the 2nd quarter.