Big success in Venice

The 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival represented a big success for two WEMW 2015 selected projects: Hannah and Nico, 1988.

The Volpi Cups went to Charlotte Rampling, the star of Hannah by Italy’s Andrea Pallaoro. “Italy is my greatest source of inspiration; it’s thanks to you that I’m here right now.”

Gianni Amelio, the president of Orizzonti, a section that selects the films that represent the latest trends in world cinema, announced the winning film of this year’s edition: Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli, a road movie exploring the twilight years of Christa Päffgen, aka Nico, set in Paris, Prague, Nuremberg, Manchester, the Polish countryside and the Roman coast. “It’s a complicated film, as it’s both Italian and international on account of its cast, music and locations. I’d like to thank Belgian producer Joseph Rouschop and Italian producers Gregorio Paonessa and Marta Donzelli, who allowed me to make the best film I possibly could. And finally, if the film is fantastic, it’s all thanks to lead actress Trine Dyrholm,” said Nicchiarelli.