SACRED HEART (CUORE SACRO) (ITALY)
A Medusa Film release of a Tilde Corsi/Gianni Romoli production, in association with Medusa Film. (International sales: Celluloid Dreams, Paris.) Produced by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli.
Directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Screenplay, Gianni Romoli, Ozpetek. Camera (color), Gian Filippo Corticelli; editor, Patrizio Marone; music, Andrea Guerra; production designer, Andrea Crisanti; costume designer, Catia Dottori; sound (Dolby Digital), Marco Grillo; casting, Pino Pellegrino. Reviewed at Fiamma, Rome, Feb. 21, 2005. Running time: 116 MIN.
(See:VARIETY REVIEW by DEBORAH YOUNG Feb 28 '05)
Irene Ravelli, played by Barbora Bobulova. Having successfully followed in the footsteps of her entrepreneurial estate agent father, she discovers a part of herself that had stayed hidden up until now, removed.
Her path to self discovery starts in an old building belonging to the family and the characters populating the drama include two old aunts, (Lisa Gastoni and Erica Blanc), a priest (Massimo Poggio) and a tramp (Andrea Di Stefano).
Ferzan Ozpetek's social drama "Sacred Heart" and Giovanni Veronesi's romantic comedy "Manual of Love" lead the race for Italy's Davide di Donatello film awards, with 12 nominations each.
BEST FILM "CUORE SACRO/Sacred Heart" by Ferzan OZPETEK
Produced by Tilde Corsi and Gianni Romoli (R&C Produzioni)
BEST DIRECTOR Ferzan OZPETEK
BEST SCREENPLAY Gianni ROMOLI, Ferzan OZPETEK
Barbora Bobulova in Sacred Heart
BEST ACTRESS Barbora BOBULOVAB
EST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Erica BLANC
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Lisa GASTONI
BEST FILM MUSIC Andrea GUERRA
BEST EDITING Claudio DI MAURO,Patrizio MARONE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Gianfilippo CORTICELLI
ART DIRECTION Andrea CRISANTI
COSTUME DESIGN Catia DOTTORI