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Winner Announced!

Pure Hearts

The Lavazza Italian Film Festival is thrilled to announce the winner of this year's Bulgari Critics' Choice Award is PURE HEARTS by first-time director Roberto De Paolis. The film was chosen unanimously by our six jury members for its gritty social realism and breathtaking performances.

A refreshingly raw and honest portrayal of young love, inner moral conflict and the vulnerability of the heart. Exquisite performances all round and particularly from the two young leads.

Damian Walshe-Howling (actor and jury member)

I am honored to receive the Bulgari award and I am so proud this little film has gone so far to Australia!

Roberto De Paolis - Pure Hearts director

Jury Discussion
Jury Discussion
Awards Night
Award Night