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Jury

 

Carlo Barbante

 

Carlo Barbante is director of the CNR’s Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes and a full professor at the Ca'Foscari University of Venice, where he has worked for years on climatic and environmental reconstructions and on the development of innovative analytical methodologies in the environmental and biological field. He has participated in numerous expeditions and sampling operations in polar areas and in the Alps, and coordinates national and international research projects, as well as being the author of over 150 publications in high impact scientific journals. As Professor of Earth Climate at the Ca'Foscari Harvard Summer School and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Science and Management of Climate Change, Brabante has recently won a prestigious European Research Council Advanced Grant for the study of the anthropic impact on climate in pre-industrial times. He is currently on secondment to the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.


Carlo Barbante

 

Jonathan Nossiter

Jonathan Nossiter, an American-Brazilian film director and prize-winner for fiction films and documentaries, and a father of three Italian children, was born in Washington, D.C. in 1961 and grew up in France, England, Italy, Greece and India. He has directed six feature films: Natural Resistance (2014) presented at the Berlin Film Festival; Rio Sex Comedy (Toronto, 2010) with Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman and Irène Jacob; Mondovino, nominated for the Palme D'Or at Cannes (2004); Signs & Wonders (2000), with Charlotte Rampling and Stellan Skarsgard (nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2000). Sunday (1997), with David Suchet, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Best Film and Best Screenplay, winner for Best Picture, and winner of the International Critics Prize at the Deauville Film Festival, Un Certain Regard (Cannes); Resident Alien (1991), with Quentin Crisp, John Hurt, Sting and Holly Woodlawn. (Panorama, Berlin 1991). A 10-episode series spinoff from Mondovino had its world premiere at New York’s MOMA in 2006, and was released in a DVD box set in 2006-8 in various countries. It will be released in Italy through the Bologna Cinematheque in 2015. His book Le Goût & Le Pouvoir was published in 2007 by Grasset in France and won the Gourmand World Award for “Best Wine Book of Literature” in 2008. In the US and the UK it was published with the title Liquid Memory in 2009, while the Italian edition, entitled Le Vie del Vino, was published by Einaudi in 2010 (winner of the "Best book on wine and culture" award in Pescara). The book has also been published in Brazil, Greece, Portugal and Japan. He is currently writing a new book for Stock in France, entitled Cultural Uprising, and preparing a screen adaptation of Santiago Amigorena’s novel 2086. Nossiter studied painting at the Beaux Arts in Paris and at the San Francisco Art Institute, and Ancient Greek at Dartmouth College. He worked as assistant director on the English stage and for film director Adrian Lyne in Fatal Attraction. He has compiled wine lists for restaurants in New York, Paris, Rio, Sao Paulo and Rome.



Cristiana Pulcinelli

Cristiana Pulcinelli, Science journalist and author, was born and lives in Rome and she has two sons. Graduated in Philosophy in Rome, she has been working as reporter and afterwards as culture and science editor at the newspaper l’Unità for several years. Since 2000 she is a freelance journalist and she works fornewspapers and magazines. Since 2001 she holds a course in scientific journalism at the Master in Science Communication of the International School for Advanced Studies (Sissa) in Trieste. She authored several books for adults and children: Sfide e paure del terzo millennio (editor). Avverbi editore 1999; Contagio (with Pietro Greco and Enrico Girardi). Editori Riuniti 2003; Clima e globalizzazione. Franco Muzzio 2007; Alla ricerca del primo uomo. Storia e storie di Mary Leaky. Editoriale scienza 2008; Pannocchie da Nobel. Storia e storie di Barbara McClintock. Editoriale scienza 2012; Margherita Hack. Pan di stelle (editor). Sperling & Kupfer 2014; Rita Levi Montalcini (with Tina Simoniello). L’Asino d’oro editore, 2014.

 

Folco Quilici

Folco Quilici was born in Ferrara, the son of Nello Quilici, historian and journalist, and Mimi Buzzacchi, painter. His directorial debut was for the film Sesto Continente, presented at the 1954 Venice Film Festival. In 1955, from a text by Ennio Flaiano and Emilio Cecchi, he directed Ultimo Paradiso, which won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. In 1958 he directed Dagli Apennini alle Ande (Concha de Plata, the International Festival of San Sebastian). In 1961 Tikoyo e il suo pescecane, written with Italo Calvino, won the Unesco Prize for Culture (distributed worldwide by Metro Goldwyn Mayer). In 1970 his film Oceano won the Special Prize at the International Festival of Taormina and the David di Donatello the following year. In 1972, inspired by Aurelio Peccei, he made Dio sotto la pelle. Fratello mare, winner at the 1974 International Festival of Cartaghena. In 1992 Cacciatori di navi, co-produced with CBS, won the Premio Umbria Fiction. His medium length films, Gauguin (1957) and L’angelo e la Sirena (1980), were presented at the Venice Film Festival. His fourteen films of the series L’Italia dal Cielo (1966/1978) used texts by Italo Calvino, Ignazio Silone, Mario Praz, Guido Piovene, Giovanni Comisso, Giuseppe Berto, Augusto Frassineti, Mario Soldati and Leonardo Sciascia. Underwater archeology: I Greci d’Occidente (1988); L’Impero di Marmo (2004). Il mare dei Fenici, Hierapolis (2007). His other films have been big European co-productions. From 1992 to 1999 he directed 65 films of the L’Italia del XX secolo series, on texts by Renzo De Felice, Valerio Castronovo and Pietro Scoppola. Since 1954, Quilici has done journalistic work in Italy and abroad, with pieces for magazines such as Life, Epoca, Panorama, Europeo, and newspapers such as La Stampa and Corriere della Sera. At the same time, his novels and non-fiction texts have been published in Italy and abroad. Since  1949 he has accumulated an archive of over a million images, and in 1998 was declared “Great Master for creative excellence” by the International Photo Contest. In 1983 he was awarded the "Medaglia d’Oro" for cultural merits by Italian President Pertini. In 2006, FORBES Magazine included him among the hundred most influential world experts in the environmental field. He is currently finishing a film about the invasion of Sicily in 1943.

 Folco Quilici

Isabella Ragonese

Isabella Ragonese is an actress and playwright. In 2000 she graduated in acting from the Scuola Teatès (director Michele Perriera). She has written, directed and starred in several of her own works, such as Che male vi fo and Bestino, and has won various competitions for emerging artists; among them, in 1998 first prize in the national INDA (National Institute of Ancient Drama) competition. Her cinema debut was with The Golden Door by Emanuele Crialese. She starred in Paolo Virzì’s film Tutta la vita davanti, which got her nominated for the Silver Ribbon as best actress. In 2008 at the Festival “Teatro e Collin” she had a smashing stage success with a work entitled Mamùr, which she wrote and performed herself. She then acted in Donatella Majorca’s Viola di mare, Alessandro Aronadio’s Due vite per caso, Luca Lucini’s Oggi Sposi, Valerio Mieli’s Dieci inverni and Silvio Muccino’s Un altro mondo. In 2010, in Daniele Luchetti’s film La nostra vita she won the Nastro d’Argento for Best Supporting Actress. In the same year she had her television acting debut in an episode of the Inspector Montalbano series, and was also the Godmother of the 67th International Venice Film Festival, where Giorgia Cecere’s Il primo incarico, was presented, with Ragonese in the lead role. She again starred in Fabio Volo’s film Il giorno in più, and in 2012 was awarded the Berlin Festival’s “Shooting Star” prize as the best European talent of the year. Also in 2012, from January to May, she acted on the theater stage in La commedia di Orlando, directed by Emanuela Giordano, loosely based on Virginia Woolf's Orlando. In May 2013, she acted at the Piccolo Eliseo theater in Dennis Kelly’s Taking Care of Baby, directed by Fabrizio Arcuri. Also in 2013 she acted in the films La sedia della felicità,  directed by Carlo Mazzacurati, Gianluca Tavarelli’s Una storia sbagliata, and Mario Martone’s Il giovane favoloso, in competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival. 2014 saw her as the heroine of Stefano Massini’s play African Requiem, dedicated to journalist Ilaria Alpi, and she also went on tour with the show Italia Numbers, a reading concert with experimental songwriter Cristina Dona. Toward the end of 2014 she has been involved in the Rai TV drama Un mondo nuovo, directed by Alberto Negrin, as well as in Giorgia Cecere’s new film Un posto bellissimo.

 Isabella Ragonese