Fiuggi Family Festival: a week full of great cinema for the family
Gustavo Ron’s Ways To Live Forever won best film in the fourth
annual Fiuggi Family Festival, which took place July 28th– 31 st in the beautiful historic center of Fiuggi, Italy.
The film tells the story of Sam, an 11-year old boy with terminal leukemia
who decides to write a book on his life. He includes facts, stories,
desires, but also all of his questions about life and death triggered by
his condition. It’s a film that roused the audience to tears and
The panel of judges, presided by screenwriter and director Gennaro
Nunziante, also nominated two special selection films: The first grader (Justin Chadwick; UK, USA, Kenya 2011
production), and The Way (Emilio Estevez; USA 2011 production).
Many VIP’s and celebrities were present at this year’s event, such as the
General Director of RAI, Lorenza Lei, in addition to the large public who
attended. The event was also an occasion to project pre-screenings of films
hitting theaters this fall, including There be Dragons, the sequel
to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and above all the animated film, The Smurfs, destined to be a box-office hit.
This year’s experience of the Fiuggi Family Festival has reaffirmed it as a
valuable project for the family; a festival designed for parents and
children, where movies, cartoons, debates and entertainment coincide in a
warm, family environment that fosters a fun and exciting vacation for all.