Özpetek’s latest film nominee for awards
ROME - Doğan News Agency
The film is starring Cem Yılmaz and Italian artists.“Magnifica Presenza” (Magnificent Presence), the ninth film by Turkish director Ferzan Özpetek, has been nominated for one of Italy’s most prestigious awards in several categories.
The film by Özpetek, who lives in Italy, will compete with Italian director Marco Tullio Giordana’s “Romanzo di una Strage” (Story of a Massacre) in the 66th year of the Nastri d’Argento (Silver Ribbon) awards presented by the Italian National Cinema Journalists Union.
“Magnificent Presence” has been nominated in the following categories: best director (Özpetek), best screenplay (Özpetek and Federica Pontremoli), best actor (Elio Germano), best supporting actor (Giuseppe Fiorello), best supporting actress (Paola Minaccioni), best director of photography (Maurizio Calvesi), best costume (Alessandro Lai), best editing (Walter Fasano) and best music (Pasquale Catalano).
The awards will be presented on June 30 at a ceremony to be held in the ancient city of Taormina with an audience of famous figures in Italian cinema.
Starring comedian Cem Yılmaz, Elio Germano, Paola Minaccioni, Beppe Fiorello, Margherita Buy and Vittoria Puccini, “Magnificent Presence” also uses songs by the famous singer Sezen Aksu on the soundtrack.
The film, based on true events, was released on April 6 in both Turkish and Italian versions.