Mario Martone's 'We Believed' Takes Seven Nods at Italy's David di Donatello Awards

The award for best director went to "Our Life," which also won the best actor prize for Elio Germano.

Mario Martone's We Believed scooped seven awards at Italy's David di Donatello Awards.

Martone's 19th century-set drama, produced by Palomar and RAI, was awarded for best picture, screenplay, cinematography, set design, costumes, makeup, and hair.

The award for best director went to La Nostra Vita (Our Life),which also won the best actor prize for Elio Germano.

The best first-time director David Award went to Rocco Papaleo for Basilicata Coast to Coast, a musical road movie.

Debut Italian director Aureliano Amadei's 20 Cigarette, about surviving a suicide bombing in Iraq, took four awards.

David di Donatello Awards:

PICTURE
"We Believed," Mario Martone

DIRECTOR
Daniele Luchetti, "La Nostra Vita"

DEBUT DIRECTOR
Rocco Papaleo, "Basilicata Coast To Coast"

SCREENPLAY
Mario Martone, Giancarlo De Cataldo, "We Believed"

PRODUCER
Tide Corsi, Gianni Romoli, Claudio Bonivento, "20 Cigarette"

ACTRESS
Paola Cortellesi, "Nessuno Mi Può Giudicare"

ACTOR
Elio Germano, "La Nostra Vita"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Valentina Lodovini, "Benvenuti Al Sud"

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Giuseppe Battiston, "La Passione"

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Renato Berta, "We Believed"

EDITING
Alessio Doglione, "20 Cigarette"

SCORE
Rita Marcotulli, Rocco Papaleo,"Basilicata Coast To Coast"

ORIGINAL SONG
"Mentre Dormi," Max Gazze, in Rocco Papaleo's "Basilicata Coast To Coast"

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Emita Frigato, "We Believed"

COSTUME DESIGN
Ursula Patzak, "We Believed"

MAKEUP ARTIST
Vittorio Sodano, "We Believed"

HAIR ARTIST
Aldo Signoretti, "We Believed"

SOUND
Bruno Pupparo, "La Nostra Vita"

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Rebel Alliance, "20 Cigarette"

EUROPEAN UNION PICTURE
"The King's Speech," Tom Hooper

FOREIGN FILM OUTSIDE THE E.U.
"Hereafter," Clint Eastwood

DOCUMENTARY
"E' Stato Morto Un Ragazzo," by Filippo Vendemmiati

SHORT
"Jody Delle Giostre," by Adriano Sforzi

YOUTH DAVID
"20 Cigarette," Aureliano Amadei

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