Italy chose Nostalgia, a Naples scene directed by Mario Mattone Drama, as its Best International Feature Oscar .
The film, a modern adaptation of Ermanno Rea’s novel, premiered at Cannes this year to critical acclaim . It stars Pierfrancesco Favino as Felice Lasco, who returns to the old neighborhood of Naples after living years in Egypt. But once back, his youth delinquents started chasing him. Francesco Di Leva co-stars as a local priest helping Felice navigate the streets of modern-day Naples. 1235152930
Nostalgic defeated including Felix van Groningen and Charlotte Shortlist of Italian contenders including VanderMeersch’s Italian drama Eight Mountains and Emanuele who won the Jury Prize at Cannes this year Penelope Cruz-Staller L’Immensità in Criales, premiere in Venice. Italian Oscar winner Luca Guadagnino ( please call me by your name ) bones and all is in English, so there is no international character competing for the Oscars. 1235152930
Produced by Italian Picomedia, Mad Entertainment, Medusa Film and French Rosebud Entertainment Pictures, Nostalgia Has sold extensively internationally, but still looking for a US dealer. True Colours is handling global sales.
With the 14 Academy Award, Italy is the World Champion in the Best International Feature category. Paul Sorrentino’s ‘s Hand of God was one of the last five international feature films nominated for this year’s Oscars, his ) Feature The Great Beauty was the last Italian film to win an Oscar.