Monday, 18 November 2013


The second documentary to win a major Italian festival's top prize this year after Sacro GRA at Venice, Alberto Fasulo's TIR, about a Bosnian man who tries and fails to find work as a teacher and so moves into truck driving, has won the main prize from James Gray's jury at the Rome Film Festival. It's the first Italian film to win at the nation's capital's festival. Acting honours went Hollywood, though, with wins for Oscar-tipped Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, and Scarlett Johansson for her voice role in Spike Jonze's Her.

Best Film
TIR (Alberto Fasulo)

Jury Prize
Quod Erat Demonstrandum (Andrei Gruzsniczk)

Special Mention
Blue Sky Bones (Cui Jian)

Best Director
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Seventh Code)

Best Actor
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress
Scarlet Johansson (Her)

Best Screenplay
Tayfun Pirselimoglu (I Am Not Him)

Best Technical Contribution
Koichi Takahashi (Seventh Code)

Best First or Second Film
Out of the Furnace (Scott Cooper)

Best Emerging Actor / Actress
Acrid - ensemble

Best Italian Documentary
Dal Profondo (Valentina Pedicini)

Cinema XXI Section - Innovations in Cinema
Nepal Forever (Aliona Polunina)

Audience Award
Dallas Buyers Club