It was sad for me to miss the award ceremony of my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" by Il Paese delle Donne. Luckily my wonderful publisher Luigi Lorusso Editore was there so I could watch it on video!
I am deeply grateful to the jury of the historic literary prize for female writers "Il Paese delle Donne" who have – in their twenty-fourth edition – awarded my novel "Michelina Di Cesare, briganta" published by Lorusso Editore with an Honorable Mentionin the Fiction section. It is a prestigious recognition that honors me and makes me happy because it helps to spread the story of this special woman. Thank you to "Il Paese delle donne"!
Please rejoice with me: my feature film project extracted from my novel about bandit Michelina Di Cesare was ranked FIRST among the 226 submitted so it is granted a fund of 20,000 Euro for the writing of the screenplay!
I am honored and moved with the recognition this story receives and I am hopeful the right producers will make me shoot the film once the screenplay is completed!
The Wedding Cake was selected by the lovely Fantaspoa Film Festival of Porto Alegre (BR) in 2021. Unfortunately, the festival could only be held online back then, but luckily – during the coming Noite dos Museus (“Night of Museums”) that will take place on May 20th – “The Wedding Cake” will be exhibited at “Cinemateca Capitólio”, apparently the most beautiful movie theater in Porto Alegre! I am extremely glad that my short will be screened again in a real cinema in front of a flesh and blood audience!