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David Donatello, Muccino leaves the jury: what happened

Byeditorial

May 6, 2021

“I left the jury of David Di Donatello. I do not recognize myself in the selection criteria that for years have distinguished what was once the most coveted award after the Oscar”. So Gabriele Muccino on Twitter, confirming that he was out of the Prize Jury. It is not the first time that the director has shown himself in open controversy with the David di Donatello. “I will no longer be in the categories of Best Director and Best Screenplay in the future,” he later announced. “I am contemplating leaving the Academy of David di Donatello as a juror and never presenting my competing films again in the future. It can no longer be considered, as it was, the most prestigious award of Italian cinema in the world”, he wrote in a tweet on April 3. “I come out with bitterness, certainly not envy, for having adored OUR noblest cinema and seeing it reduced to a skirmish between minor, ignored and / or overrated films. I’m also sorry for the public who lost interest by attending competitions between films unknown “, he wrote again. “How do we think we can bring the Italian public back to cheer for our cinema if the competing titles are unknown to many, and moreover not even among the most loved !? its supply chain “, he added in another tweet, concluding:” A respectful greeting goes to the President and Director Piera Detassis, however, who is trying to solve with all herself the enormous problems inherited from years of patronage in which even the dead voted … Long live Italian cinema, the living one. “Over the course of his career, Muccino has received seven David nominations and has won three, one competitive (Best Director for The Last Kiss in 2001) and two specials (” for the his successes in the United States as an author and director ”in 2008 and the David dello Spettatore for A casa tutti bene in 2019). I left the David Di Donatello jury. I do not recognize myself in the selection criteria that for years have distinguished what was once the most coveted award after the Oscar. I will no longer appear in the categories of Best Director and Best Screenplay in the future. – Gabriele Muccino (@GabrieleMuccino) May 6, 2021