Valerio Mastandrea wins the “Silver George” Award in Moscow

Valerio Mastandrea wins the “Silver George” Award, Best Director at the 41st Moscow International Festival for his first feature RIDE.
Among the jurors: Kim Ki-duk and Valia Santella, the Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu, the Russian actress Irina Apeksimova and Finnish actress Maria Jarvenhelmi.


“My partner is the protagonist of my film. When I told her she cried, I felt like throwing up”

Vanity Fair, the day after the first screening at the 37th Turin Film Festival, has dedicated the cover (November 28, 2018) and in the article Mastrandrea declared: «An adventure … motivated by the desire to take risks. In the life of a couple, not at a professional level. I trusted his desire to do this role a lot. Putting the report, a relationship a year and a half long, to the test of the set and compare with it was a gesture, I believe, of great maturity. It was like trying to say let’s really come together, enter my life, let’s get together like we did when we were 16 »

RIDE is a 2018 drama film, directed by Valerio Mastandrea, produced by Rai Cinema and Kimerafilm. The film was presented November 27, 2018 at the Turin Film Festival.

First release date: April 22, 2019 (Russia)
Director: Valerio Mastandrea

Cast: Chiara Martegiani, Renato Carpentieri, Stefano Dionisi, Arturo Marchetti and with Milena Vukotic.

Applications: David di Donatello for the best new director,
Moscow Film Festival Prize for Best Film,
Moscow Film Festival Prize for Best Actress,
Russian Film Critics Jury Prize for Best Film at the Moscow Film Festival Main Competition, Moscow Film Festival Jury Special Prize,
Audience Choice Award for Best Film in the Moscow Film Festival Main Competition, FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film in the Moscow Film Festival Main Competition, Moscow Film Festival Prize for Best Actor, Russian Film Clubs Federation Prize for Best Film in the Moscow Film Festival Main Competition

Screenplay: Valerio Mastandrea, Enrico Audenino
Productors: Simone Isola, Paolo Bogna
Production: KIMERAFILM with RAI CINEMAdistribution: 01 DISTRIBUTION
Awards: Moscow Film Festival Prize for Best Director


One Sunday in May, at Carolina’s home, the hours are counted. The following Monday we will have to adhere publicly to the collective emotion that has engulfed a small community on the sea, a few kilometers from the capital.
Mauro Secondari has left, a young worker who fell in the factory where, in those parts, they passed at least three generations. And since it happened Carolina, his companion, has been left alone, with a ten-year-old son, and with an immense effort to sink into despair for the loss of the love of his life.
Why can’t he cry? Why doesn’t he go crazy with pain? It’s been seven days now and nothing seems to have changed for her. Despite his efforts, he cannot grasp the right torment, sacrosanct and necessary to make her feel like a normal person.
There is only one day left for the funeral and everyone expects a devastated young widow. Carolina cannot and must not disappoint anyone, especially herself.



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