ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS 

By Lone Scherfig

FACTS

Title: ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS 
Original title: Italiensk for begyndere
Director: Lone Scherfig
Producers: Ib Tardini 
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen,
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Anders W. Berthelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen  
Genre: Drama
Duration: 108 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Zentropa Entertainments
Scriptwriter: Lone Scherfig 
Cinematographer: Jørgen Johansson 
Production year: 2000
Editor: Gerd Tjur
Local release: 01-01-2000

ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS is a funny, bitter-sweet Dogme film about six insecure, single and vulnerable people whose lives interweave one bleak Copenhagen winter when each signs up for an evening class in Italian.

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Festival overview

Berlin Film Festival
Awards: Silver Bear
2001-02-07

Festroia Int. Film Festival (Setúbal-Portugal)
Awards: Golden Dolphin Jury Prize
2001-06-01

Valladolid intl. Film Festival
Awards: Best Male Actor
2001-10-25

Hamptons Film Festival
Awards: Best Film
2001-10-17

Berlin European Film Academy Awards
Awards: Best European Film
2001-11-07

Warsaw Film Festival
Awards: Audience Award
2001-10-04
2001-09-27

American Film Institute Film Festival
2001-11-01

Ankara International Film Festival
2002-11-21

Athens int. Film Festival
2001-09-12

Bratislava Int. FF
2001-11-30

Cairo International Film Festival
2001-10-09

Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival
2001-10-08

Haugesund
2001-08-27

Istanbul International Film Festival
2002-04-13

Kiev Melodist international film festival
2004-10-23

Kolkata FF
2003-11-10

Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum
2003-11-10

Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage
2001-11-01

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
2001-06-21

New Delhi Dogme Event
2003-10-21

Palm Springs Int. FF
2002-01-01

Prague Febiofest Int. Film, TV & Video F
2002-01-24

Pusan Film Festival
2001-11-09

Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival
2001-10-19

Taipai Golden Horse Film Festival
2001-11-17

Tallinn Tarta, Black Nights FF
2001-12-01

Valencia Cinema Jove
2001-10-18

Valladolid International Film Festival ( Spain)
2001-10-25

Zagreb Motovun Film Festival
2001-07-31