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