Magazine article Screen International

Larry Clark's Marfa Girl Wins Rome's Top Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Larry Clark's Marfa Girl Wins Rome's Top Prize

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E La Chiamano Estate, booed by critics earlier in festival, takes two awards; Jessica Krummacher wins [euro]30,000 Eurimages development prize.

Larry Clark's small-town drama Marfa Girl has won the Rome Film Festival's Golden Marc'Aurelio for Best Film.

Clark will release the film, about disaffected youth in a small Texas town, on his website from next Tuesday and has said the film will not get theatrical distribution.

Best Director went to Paolo Franchi for his polarizing drama E La Chiamano Estate, which drew boos and jeers at its press screening earlier in the festival. Isabella Ferrari also picked up Best Actress for her role in the film about a sexually deviant man lacking a physical connection with his wife.

Claudio Giovannesi's Ali Ha Gli Occhi Azzurri picked up the Special Jury Prize and the Award for Best Debut or Second feature, while Best Actor went to Jeremie Elkaim for his performance in Main Dans La Main.

Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue won the Best Screenplay award for The Motel Life, which also scored the BNL Audience Award.

The international jury, chaired by Jeff Nichols, comprised Timur Bekmambetov, Valentina Cervi, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Chris Fujiwara, Leila Hatami and P. …

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