Movie NIGHTLIFE by Simon Verhoeven hoards Awards at the 17th Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy

The Awards Ceremony took place on Saturday 10th October

The 17th edition of the Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, the prestigious kermesse dedicated to comedy, conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio, ends on Saturday, October 10th, with a big success and always following the security anti-Covid measures.

The jury, led by the two times Academy Award winner Nick Vallelonga and composed by the eclectic Sabrina Impacciatore, the Dutch actress Lotte Verbeek and the talented Spanish actress Maggie Civantos, has chosen the Palmares. 

The German Nightlife by Simon Verhoeven has won the awards as best movie, best direction, the public award and the special mention for the cast ensemble. The movie narrates the story of the bartender Milo who meets the woman of his dreams Sunny in a fateful moment and arranges to go on a date. Everything seems to be running smoothly, but when Milo‘s chaotic friend Renzo turns up, the romantic evening escalates into an absolutely mad chase through Berlin‘s nightlife pursued by some underworld thugs. However, nothing will shake Milo and Sunny‘s love if they can survive this date.

Best actress Candelá Pena for the movie La Boda de Rosa directed by Icìar Bollain for her extraordinary performance of a woman about to turn 45 who realizes that she’s always lived her life to serve everyone else. So she decides to leave it all behind and take charge of her life and fulfil her dream of starting her own business. 

The award for best actor goes to Nando Paone for Il ladro di Cardellini by Carlo Luglio. In the movie he plays Pasquale Cardinale, an elder ranger, who spends his days between alcohol and video poker in the Campania countryside. To settle the debts he organizes a scam of 200 white pure goldfinches, replacing them with common ones, but it will not end as expected.

The award for best short film goes to the French Cash Stash by Enya Baroux & Martin Darondeau.

Special Awards at the evening Gala at the Grimaldi Forum directed by Ezio Greggio: the Monte-Carlo Film Festival Award to Maggie Civantos, Sabrina Impacciatore and Andrea Morricone, to the French film director Patrice Leconte goes the Career Award, the Award as Future Leader Under 30 goes to the italian actor Alessio Lapice and another great Italian actor, Nino Frassica, wins the King of Comedy Award. This year the Legend Award goes to the president of the jury Nick Vallelonga.

The Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, in collaboration with EFG Bank ( Monaco), has always been held under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II de Monaco and of the Italian Embassy. Radio Monte Carlo is the Festival’s official radio. Marlú is media partner.

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