Pannone and Zoratti are in the running for the SNGCI’s prize, while the Nastri of the Year for Documentaries go to Salvatores, Amelio and Veltroni; the trophies are handed out on 3 March.
The SNGCI (National Union of Italian Film Journalists) has announced the five lucky hopefuls for the 2015 Nastro d’Argento Award for Best Documentary. In this category revolving around cinéma vérité, the following titles will be duking it out at this year’s edition: Come il peso dell’acqua by Andrea Segre, La zuppa del demonio by Davide Ferrario, On the Volcano by Gianfranco Pannone, The Special Need by Carlo Zoratti and Triangle by Costanza Quatriglio.
On the other hand, fighting it out for Best Documentary on Cinema and Entertainment are: Giulio Andreotti. Il cinema visto da vicino by Tatti Sanguineti, Nessuno siamo perfetti by Giancarlo Soldi, Gian Luigi Rondi Vita, cinema, passione by Giorgio Treves, Poltrone rosse: Parma e il cinema by Francesco Barilli and Senza Lucio by Mario Sesti.
The awards will be handed out in Rome on 3 March, at the Casa del Cinema. In the course of the evening, the Nastri of the Year for Documentaries will also be awarded to Gabriele Salvatores (Italy in a Day) Gianni Amelio (Felice chi è diverso and Walter Veltroni (Quando c’era Berlinguer). Lastly, a Special Award will go to Jacopo Quadri for La scuola d’estate, an exquisite movie that documents theatrical training with Luca Ronconi, the great theatre director who passed away a few days ago.