A jury of 600 children under 18 from Italian and French schools will choose the winner of the first edition of the Prix Prix EU.RO.PA. youth. Between Rome and Paris, an award dedicated to the cinema of the two countries.
A new award, whose verdict will be decided by boys and girls who invite Italy and France to meet again at the cinema. There are six hundred high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 from both countries, the protagonists of the first edition of the EU.RO.PA Prize. Youthnew film award that celebrates the friendship between Rome and Paris and their exclusive twinning.
It is designed byPalatine Associationconsisting of four Roman women in Paris, and from Alice in the Cityindependent and parallel section of the Rome Film Fest dedicated to new generations and debutants. A juryselected among Esabac students, the binational high school courses that offer the possibility of simultaneously achieving the Italian high school diploma and the French bac, it will be expressed with a cross vote for the best Italian film and the best French film: three hundred Italians will choose the best French film and three hundred French the Italian one.
The handing over ceremony Price EU.RO.PA. Youth – presented this morning at the French Embassy in Rome in the presence of the Ambassador Christian MassetOf Miguel GotorCouncilor for Culture of the Municipality of Rome, by Clare SbarigiaPresident of Cinecittà, of Roberto Stabileresponsible for the Italian Screens project, and personalities from French and Italian culture – will take place in Paris on 6 July and the two winning films will be screened as part of the second edition of the Paris-Rome twinning festival (Paris, 8-12 July 2023) and during an initiative organized by Alice nella Città as part of the Roman Summer.
“When we saw the enthusiasm with which Parisians and Romans, and not only them, joined the twinning party, we said to ourselves that we needed to make the party last longer and, above all, give the floor to the younger ones, to the boys and to the girls. The EU.RO.PA Jeunesse prize therefore goes first and foremost to them,” he says Francesca Pierantozzi President of the Palatine Association.
The titles selected for the first edition of the Prix EU.RO.PA. Jeunesse are: for France, L’Innocent by Louis Garrel, Rodeo by Lola Quivoron, THE pires by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret; for Italy, Nostalgia by Mario Martone Margins by Niccolò Falsetti and Chiara by Susanna Nicchiarelli.
“Together with Palatine, we have chosen films and themes that open up a discussion on our relationship as adults with adolescence, on the way we think about them and on the importance of knowing how to look at them – explain the Directors of Alice nella Città Fabia Bettini e Gianluca Giannelli -. They are stories of extraordinary little normalities, linked to the new sensitivities of our kids which we hope will help us move the viewer’s limit a little further”.
Precisely on the day in which the birth of a new film award is celebrated which confirms the friendship between France and Italy, Alice nella Città announces another initiative: a special screening – organized with Notorious Pictures – of the expected The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan, new film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ masterpiece, directed by Martin Bourboulon. The screening will be accompanied by special events in the city organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome.
The Three Musketeers – D’Artagnan and the first of two feature films which will complete the story based on the famous French novel, both directed by Martin Bourboulon. Vincent Cassel plays the role of Athos, Francois Civil and the iconic D’Artagnan, Eva Green is Milady de Winter e Louis Garrel King Louis XIII. With them too Romain Duris as Aramis e Pio Marmaï in those of Porthos, while Vicky Krieps is Queen consort Anne of Austria. The films will also introduce a new character: Hannibal based on the true story of Louis Anniaba, the first black musketeer in French history, played by Ralph Amoussou. The film will be distributed in Italy by Notorious Pictures from April 6, 2023.