Dinner, The: Winner of 2014 Venice Film Fest

Venice Film Fest announced prizes for its independantly run sidebar sections.

Italian helmer Ivano De Matteo’s “The Dinner” scored the Europa Cinemas nod for best European film in the Venice Days section.

The Dinner

Inspired by Dutch writer Herman Koch’s best-selling novel, “The Dinner” stars Alessandro Gassman, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, and young rising Rome-based American actress Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Game of Thrones) in a drama about rivalry between brothers, spoiled kids, and difficult moral choices.

The prize, given by a jury of four exhibitors, will give the picture promotional push and better exhibition circulation thanks to an EU financial incentive for the Europa Cinemas network of cinemas to include it in their programming schedule.