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Italy names 'Baaria' as Oscar hopeful

29 September 2009 9:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rome -- Giuseppe Tornatore's epic coming-of-age story "Baaria" has been selected as Italy's hopeful for a 2010 foreign-language Oscar nomination, the Italian cinema and audiovisual association Anica said Tuesday.

It is the fourth time Tornatore has had a film tapped for the honor by Anica. Three years ago, Anica selected Tornatore's "La sconosciuta" (The Unknown Woman) as Italy's hopeful, and in 1995 it selected "L'uomo delle stelle" (The Star Maker), though it was not chosen as a candidate by the Academy either time. But in 1990 his "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso" won the foreign language honor.

"Baaria," the most expensive Italian film ever made, has already had a banner year, as the first Italian film in a generation to open the storied Venice Film Festival, where is screened in competition and won the coveted Pasinetti collateral prize.

  The film tells the story of three generations in Tornatore's hometown of Bagheria in Sicily (the »

- By Eric J. Lyman

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